One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Denoting an animal's coat consisting of black-and-white hairs evenly mixed, giving it a blue-gray hue.
- ‘To my utter amazement, the big chestnut followed me - not through the wooden bars, of course - no horse is that mad - but straight over the top in a heroic leap that carried him straight into the blue roan stallion.’
- ‘Over the large hill in the center of the field, a heavily pregnant blue roan Quarter Horse appeared.’
- ‘Yes, I had made my dream come true on the back of a big blue roan stud named DC.’
- ‘Gavin was in the coral, trying to break in a new blue roan colt.’
- ‘They approached the cottage and from where she was seated atop her blue roan stallion, right leg crossed over the horn, said to the men, ‘Thank you, sirs.’’
An animal with blue roan coat.
- ‘Our mares are producing many blue roans, bay roans and black horses with great dispositions and conformation.’
- ‘Both of our stallions are bay roans, but quite a few of our mares are true blue roans with black heads and blue roan bodies.’
- ‘Blue has been producing beautiful red roans, blue roans, grullas, and everything in between!’
- ‘For that reason, some greys in our breed have been mis-registered as roans, especially blue roans.’
- ‘In truth, producing blue roans is not difficult, but the trick is that the best way to achieve this result is not by breeding two blue roans together.’
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