Designing: Roan

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Testbutton by WerewolfStripclub
Tuanren 627 by Matriarchs-Haunt Scarlett 431 by Matriarchs-Haunt Shasta 705 by Matriarchs-Haunt
Nila 05 by Matriarchs-Haunt Ohm 826 by Matriarchs-Haunt Freckles 1160 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Real life examples:
blue roan 4 by KellSarina Red Roan 04 by Eltear-Stock quarter horse stock 18 by tragedyseen


Testbutton by WerewolfStripclub
Bullet; White Roan is a lightening of the coat along the topline. It should resemble roaning in horses.
Bullet; White In your ketucari's genotype, roan is denoted by the letters "nRn" (heterozygous) or "RnRn" (homozygous).
Bullet; White In its heterozygous form, roan has a pass rate of 30%. Homozygous roan has a 55% pass rate.


Testbutton by WerewolfStripclub
Roan must be a lighter color of your chosen base, with a minor deviation in hue. It can also be a fully desaturated color of the base, as long as it is lighter. Roan may not be pure white.

Roancolors by Matriarchs-Haunt 
These colors would be acceptable for this base color. They are either a lighter version of the base, or a lighter and desaturated version of the base. The last color on the right shows a minor deviation in hue, and is slightly more yellow than the base itself. Notice that this small change is not overbearing.

Washoutno by Matriarchs-Haunt
These colors would be unacceptable for roan. They are either darker than the base coat or have too drastic a hue shift.


Testbutton by WerewolfStripclub
Since it can appear in restricted areas on the topline, roan has no minimum range pictured. It must be immediately recognizable, however. Below is the maximum range for roan.
Roan 2 by Matriarchs-Haunt.

Interaction with Other Markings

Testbutton by WerewolfStripclub
Bullet; White Roan goes over all markings except white marks.
Bullet; White When roan and webbing occur in the same ketucari, the webbing will express as irregular lines showing the base coat through the roaning, as seen on Banshi:
Banshi 20 by Matriarchs-Haunt


Testbutton by WerewolfStripclub
Here are some small accents you can add to your designs to make them more unique!

Bullet; White Roan may be slightly textured, have a subtle gradient, and/or have small holes erased into it. Nila (left) shows all of these characteristics in her roaning. Compare to Tuanren (right) who's roaning consists of a soft blanket with no texturing.

Nila 05 by Matriarchs-Haunt Tuanren 627 by Matriarchs-Haunt

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