Roan in Thoroughbreds
Another funny colored one from me, but what did you expect?
I appear to have stumbled across a line of Roan thoroughbreds, beginning with this fella. I know, he's some sort of wacky mutation, but I'm including his photo in this submission because of him being the apparent carrier of the roan gene as most of his recorded offspring are roan.
His first offspring was a TB named Odd Colors, who is very obviously a bay roan. Pictures below;
Slip Catch is another filly by him, who in turn has had two fillies who turned out roan as well. First picture is of her herself, and the second is of her and her first foal, Lavender Fields. Final photo is of Lavender Fields & Lilac Hill, her second roan offspring. Additionally, Slip Catch has been DNA tested 100% pure TB.
The implications of all this on Equus are very, very exciting, and I for one hope this information is enough to get Roans accepted as a rare color in Thoroughbreds! Here's a link to a wonderful webpage that compiled all this info.
http://www.whitehorseproductions.com/winningcolors.html - info explaining that these roan TBs are not grays and have been indeed tested positive for roan at least Slip Catch and her foals
Pedigrees to some of the roan TBs.