What colour is this?

Enfys

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Not very attractive, sadly.
It looks like it's suffering from some sort of skin complaint.
If it were reversed it wouldn't cause comment would it.
So, what do the colour experts say then?
 

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Appaloosa (never can spell that) or a type of roan????

I rather like it - certainly individual eh! Is it a stallion
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Ah, here's the catch..I don't have a clue what colour it is but have my suspicions and you're the only one of the right track.
 

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It looks amost scarred. Especially on his shoulders. I can't believe it can be though, perhaps no one told it appaloosas have white bums not heads.
 

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I believe it has an auto immune disease called alopecia aerata. Initially there is hair loss, generally starting on the face. When the animal is treated and the hair grows back in it usually has turned grey.

Fits, no?
 

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Oh blimey I've not heard of that, but it does make sense. Obviously doesn't cause it any problems now though.
 

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I hadn't heard of it until an hour ago either! Very odd..but, as you say, definitely doesn't affect it's ability!
 

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Not 100% sure but I reckon that's what our Yankee brethern call "Splashed White Overo" - it's a form of skewbald patterning or summat.

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according to THIS SITE (scroll down) it's not,
wrm maybe it's snowcaped bay, or frosted bay? Or some kind of snowflake patterning on bay...

Seriously the number of colours and variations on the theme that they have in America is unreal
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<span style="color:purple">Update from other message board...

It's got vitiligo [sp?]

It's an Appaloosa x TB

It's some form of extreme sabino

It's some form of extreme rabicano

It's some form of birdcatcher spot

so take your pick LOL

There are loads of other pix of that horse on that same site, s/he's marked like that on both sides...</span>
 

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<span style="color:purple">Update from other message board...

It's got vitiligo [sp?]

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I have that!! I have white patches with no pigment in my skin, I have one on my leg, one behind my knee, and one under my arm.
 

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someone from the other MB managed to email the owner and asked, she says he's a Hanoverian x TB and has a genetic "thing" that she can't remember the name of that's causing the strange markings... he was originally bay with a star and sock
 
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