What colour is my boy??

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What colour is my boy??

Post by Beeratz » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:04 pm

Hi everyone, I just wanted to double check what colour my Orion is. I'm relatively sure he is a roan as his coat has definitely got an awful lot lighter as he's got older but I was just wondering if someone slightly more colour/variety savvy could confirm it for me :-)
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This is probably the best pic I have of his colouring, he's a tad grubby this was taken before he'd had a bath lol. He's also odd-eyed if that makes any difference???
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Re: What colour is my boy??

Post by BasilTheRat » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:10 pm

Hes a lovely black roan! I have a black roan called Orion as well! :lol: Lovely looking boy...Looks like he has been marinading himself a bit though ;)
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Re: What colour is my boy??

Post by Cyber Ratty » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:59 pm

He's also a striped roan beacuse the colour is limited to a band across his back and doesn't go down his sides, so a black striped roan. :)
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Re: What colour is my boy??

Post by BasilTheRat » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:03 pm

Cyber Ratty wrote:He's also a striped roan beacuse the colour is limited to a band across his back and doesn't go down his sides, so a black striped roan. :)
I was thinking striped, but didn't want to say incase I was wrong! I'm usually rubbish at markings and colours.
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Re: What colour is my boy??

Post by Beeratz » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:02 pm

Thanks guys. I kinda don't want him to lose anymore of his colour I love it but he just seems to get lighter everyday lol do you think he will eventually lose all of it or will he maybe keep some colour? He's my first roan and all his brothers are black hooded so he's the odd one out lol
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Re: What colour is my boy??

Post by Cyber Ratty » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:20 pm

He may well lose most of it. :wink:
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Re: What colour is my boy??

Post by Ratty_Rhian » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:34 pm

Cyber Ratty wrote:He may well lose most of it. :wink:
Or all of it. We had a boy at the animal shelter a few months back who was pure white but had black eyes so I assume he must have been a Roan at some point as the group all looked like pet shop rats.
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Re: What colour is my boy??

Post by BasilTheRat » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:38 pm

Ratty_Rhian wrote:
Cyber Ratty wrote:He may well lose most of it. :wink:
Or all of it. We had a boy at the animal shelter a few months back who was pure white but had black eyes so I assume he must have been a Roan at some point as the group all looked like pet shop rats.
What about Patra? She is almost entirely white, except for the very cool paw-print on her head!
Andy and the ratties: Seven, Kes, Luna, Ada, Orion, Bandit
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Re: What colour is my boy??

Post by acapae_wolf » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:41 pm

BasilTheRat wrote:What about Patra? She is almost entirely white, except for the very cool paw-print on her head!
Photo yes? :P
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Re: What colour is my boy??

Post by Ratty_Rhian » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:42 pm

BasilTheRat wrote:
Ratty_Rhian wrote:
Cyber Ratty wrote:He may well lose most of it. :wink:
Or all of it. We had a boy at the animal shelter a few months back who was pure white but had black eyes so I assume he must have been a Roan at some point as the group all looked like pet shop rats.
What about Patra? She is almost entirely white, except for the very cool paw-print on her head!
She obviously used to be a Roan though because of her little black/grey patch which is very sweet.
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Re: What colour is my boy??

Post by Snippet » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:44 pm

BasilTheRat wrote:
Ratty_Rhian wrote:
Cyber Ratty wrote:He may well lose most of it. :wink:
Or all of it. We had a boy at the animal shelter a few months back who was pure white but had black eyes so I assume he must have been a Roan at some point as the group all looked like pet shop rats.
What about Patra? She is almost entirely white, except for the very cool paw-print on her head!
One of my roan girls looks a bit like that, but she's also got a bit of dark on the top of her shoulders.
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Re: What colour is my boy??

Post by Ratty_Rhian » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:56 pm

acapae_wolf wrote:
BasilTheRat wrote:What about Patra? She is almost entirely white, except for the very cool paw-print on her head!
Photo yes? :P
Patra is in this thread http://www.fancy-rats.co.uk/community/v ... g#p1459346 . I was told in October when I adopted her that she was 3. I didn't believe it but accepted she was old anyway. Got a lump removed from her in November and she's still going!
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Re: What colour is my boy??

Post by Rattery Congratz » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:28 pm

He looks like a black banded husky to me :)
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Re: What colour is my boy??

Post by acapae_wolf » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:07 pm

Rattery Congratz wrote:He looks like a black banded husky to me :)
This variety is known as a striped roan in the UK. It used to be called a banded husky here too, but the change isn't recent.
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Re: What colour is my boy??

Post by Beeratz » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:23 pm

So is it common for roans to have odd eyes or is that just coincidence?
My boys Atlas, Orion, Hermes, Typhon, Chaos, Helios
My bridge boys Zeus, Achilles, Apollo, Morpheus xxx sleep well babies xxx

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