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Palomino with Black and White Tail - color help

Discussion in 'Horse Breeding' started by lexukc, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. lexukc

    lexukc Senior Member

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    Ok so I am fairly new to horse color genetics. I came across a particular horse, who to me appears palomino - but also has lighter body patches in some pics, as well as what appears to be a black and white tail.

    How common is it for a palomino to have a substantial amount of black in the tail?

    Here is the link to the horse in question for those that are interested: http://www.greyfoxfarm.com/x_sale_nomalarqui.html
     
  2. trish12

    trish12 Senior Member+

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    Don't the sooty palominos have that ???..I thuoght but I could be wrong....
     
  3. aeternal

    aeternal Senior Member

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    N. Divina Senior Member

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    Lighter patches is the dappling. As for the tail that is perfectly fine. Most likely that is sooty in the tail. Even though Palomino is a chestnut base black can still show through occasionally.
     
  5. Fancy That

    Fancy That Senior Member

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    It's quite common...

    MOST palominos have a dark core to the tail. In fact, it is VERY RARE, for a palomino to have a 100% WHITE tail

    Many many sooty palominos out there :) I could post TONS of pics, but if you google "sooty palomino", "smutty palomino", "chocolate palomino" and "dark palimino"....you'll see them :)

    Also - a "lighter" palomino can still have sooty show up in the points. Here's a couple:

    A few with the "sooty" affecting manes/tails:
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    typical sooty palomino:
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  6. lexukc

    lexukc Senior Member

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    Ah - sooty palomino fits the bill then. Is there something genetically that causes the "sootiness" ?
     
  7. aeternal

    aeternal Senior Member

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    The sooty gene has not been identified. I can guess that Dazzle's minimal sooty came through her mother..
    This is Dazzle's mom, who, by the way, is a buckskin. Dazz is the horse grazing behind her.

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    She also has an interesting patch on her left shoulder.

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    From: http://ancanmorgans.com/Bee.htm
     
  8. Jelly

    Jelly Full Member

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    Really?? I've had 4 palominos now and all have had snow white mane and tails. My mare goes sooty over her bum and down her hind legs in summer but her mane/ tail remain white. They have all been varying shades of palomino from dark chocolate palomino to very light and I have not seen dark hairs :no: You've got me curious now. If it wasn't half 11 at night I would be on my way to the stables taiol searching :D

    I can't believe some of those are palomino! Just goes to show that some colours can hide very easily :wink:
     
  9. aeternal

    aeternal Senior Member

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    Haha, these are also palominos..!
    http://www.morgancolors.com/heathermoorgoldbanner.jpg
    http://www.morgancolors.com/metigishemariahheadside.jpg
    http://www.morgancolors.com/metigishemariahsideadult.jpg
     
  10. Fancy That

    Fancy That Senior Member

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    Palominos can be VERY VERY DARK - almost black

    Yes, I'd be surprised if they didn't have some black/dark hairs.

    My palomino - who LOOKS like she had a white mane and tail....DEFINITELY HAD DARK/BLACK HAIRS in the core of her tail. And even some in her mane. You wouldn't see it at a glance though. See?
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    Here are some SUPER DARK PALOMINOS......(all Morgans)
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