Roan / Rn 

Warm Dawn with smooth maximum roan  -  Cold Black with minimal textured roan with cornspots
Warm Dawn with smooth maximum roan - Cold Black with minimal textured roan with cornspots

Roan is a color effecting gene that dilutes the coat, making it lighter and desaturated.
It affects the body while the head, limbs and tails remain unaffected. 


Marking Edges

Marking rules

  • At minimum roan ALWAYS affects the centaurs lower torso. It's optional to reach upper torso as well. 
  • Roan always lightens the body, desaturating it's color slightly. 
    > Roan should never be lightened to the point it resembles another basecolor, or that it seems closer to white than the original basecolor.
  • Roan can be smooth and uniform, but it can also have cornspots: small irregular dotting that creates "holes" into the roan.

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Real life examples

These examples represents what the marking is based on. Please keep the marking rules in mind when designing, and don't rely too heavily on real life markings carrying the same name. These examples can work as an inspiration, not direct references.

Example sources: 
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Red_roan_Quarter_Horse.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roan_%28horse%29#/media/File:Cornmarks.jpg