Roaning


























Roaning is white ticking on the body that not associated with Classic Roan or Rabicano. Roaning is a common occurrence on tobianos. Tobianos also frequently have random spots of roaning. The random spots of roaning tend to occur more on homozygous tobianos and on horses with ink spots/cat tracks. The inheritance of roaning has not yet been studied. Some roaning can be attributed to sabino, but many cannot.


Brown tobiano with a roan patch and ermine spots. The Duchess of Lightning, Picture courtesy of Sarah Fung.


Bay tobiano with roaning. Misty's Struck by Lightning, 2007, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Chestnut tobiano with a roan patch. Stevenson's Dakota Sky, 2007, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Chestnut tobiano with roaning. Carnival Baby, 2007, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Bay tobiano with roaning. Chesapeake Lightning, Picture courtesy of Kyley DiLuigi.


Bay tobiano with roan patch. Splash of Freckles, 2014, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Chestnut tobiano with roaning in winter coat. Her sire had similar roaning. Anne Bonny, 2015, Picture by Amanda Geci.