Equine Dwarfism 101, version 2 (Updated 2014)

Discussion in 'Horse Colors / Genetics' started by Threnody, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. firegurl979

    firegurl979 Senior Member

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    I'm tempted to test Chase (6 year old gelding) for curiosity's sake- I suspect he's a possible dwarf? Minimal though as he is functional. and won't make him any less loved :p The breeder swears up and down "he has no dwarfism in his pedigree" uh huh..

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    showing his size, sticks around 28" if i recall correctly-
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    oh i'll add a less sulky expression pic :p he's so not a fan of photoshoots

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  2. Phatmare12

    Phatmare12 Banned

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    Horses and dog and cat breeds are not actually true. Humans just bred "mutts" until they got a "breed", then bred those until they had more and more of that "breed". They tended to be inbred and ended up deformed and dwarfed. Ta dah! Horse and cats weren't as inbred though.
     
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    First off. Its dwarves.

    Secondly, if you would at all read the OP, you would know what a dwarf is.

    Thirdly, by completely disregarding the OP and misspelling the word dwarf, you're showing absolute disrespect to the topic, to Threnody, to the horses, and to the owners.

    This is not the thread for you to waltz in and act like you don't know how to read. So how dare you. This is a serious topic Tiffany where lives are at stake and I refuse to let you treat it as anything else.
     
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    That sounds like a load of nonsense.
     
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  5. Garfield70

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    Minis are small because of selective breeding. Cross the smallest individuals for long enough and you end up with a healthy mini breed. Like Chihuahuas, their ancestors were wolves.

    Dwarfism is a genetic defect. Part of the genome is faulty and therefor the body can't develop properly. And because it's genetic it's hereditary (just like HYPP in Quarter Horses)
     
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  7. Garfield70

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    True. But the Dachshound/Corgi mutation doesn't affect anything but the length of the legs. So the animals having it are healthy. Unlike those equine dwarves.

    (The most bizarre thing I have seen here was a Dachshound/German Shepard cross that looked like a German Shepard with short legs)
     
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    Having been around both those breeds I fear for that dogs health.
     
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    Why did they change the names of the conditions? I ~just~ learned what the previous names were...
     
  10. Dehda01

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    The dwarf breeds of dogs (corgi, dachshund, beagle...etc...) also have a very high degree of disc disease because of it.
     
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