i understand the problem :-)
i do not know the right word for this color it is chestnut but more to a fox for the little one
but the bigger one have some white hairs between the chesnut color so thats why i thought it was fuchs as a good name.
after your reaction it think it is a german word.
a dutch word for this is "stekelharige vos" and the translation in english???? i dont know at all.
how funny is english for me hahahaha each day i learn more
In English "stekelharige vos" is ""Spiny haired fox."
If there is enough white scattereda about in the chestnut horses otherwise brownish red coat it starts to become a Red Roan.
Our Bonnie may or may not turn this color. She is a pinto, of the type Sabino, at present. But so was her mother at her age and Altea, the mom, turned flea-bitten gray. Yet her son was for a time a blue roan and likely still is if only I could get a picture of him.
A blue roan has a steely look to him. With scattered white hairs. The pattern can dapple too, that is make large circles, say about 50.8mm in diameter each, or two inches. A quite attractive looking horse to my eye.
Bonnie has a lot of white hair now scattered in those parts of her that are chestnut. She also has dark patches that are bluish in color. Something seen quite often around the head and where skins tends to show through on the horse with Andalusians. I think I see it more in mares than stallions or geldings though.
I think we won't know her final color until it comes in. And that could be when she is a long matured mare. I hope to see that.
I like the blue marks now though and those she'll always have.