Blue roan is loosely applied to any roan with a dark underlying coat that gives it a bluish cast. But in the strictest sense, “blue roan” is a common synonym for a roan with a black background coat. Red roan used to include both chestnut and bay roans.
What breed is blue roan?
A true blue roan horse breed has a black or dark grey base coat color at birth and is typically found in Draft horse and pony breeds such as the American Quarter Horse, the Welsh Pony, and the Paso Fino. Thoroughbreds and Arabian breeds have some horses resembling a blue roan, despite having none of the roan genes.
What is the rarest horse color?
White. One of the rarest colors, a white horse has white hair and fully or largely unpigmented (pink) skin. These horses are born white, with blue or brown eyes, and remain white for life. The vast majority of so-called “white” horses are actually grays with a fully white hair coat.
What color looks best on a blue roan?
Bright red or orange would really stand out. Blue roans are black underneath so just about anything would look good on him. Dark colors would tend to blend with him, almost any bright color will pop.