Rare colored horses! POST AWAY!!

Discussion in 'Horse Colors / Genetics' started by Wildshot, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

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    I don’t think they’re bend or spots, they’re pretty small. I’d say it’s either sooty or some other weirdness somehow associated with her pattern.
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    That definitely an unusual pattern.
     
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    So it was just a fluke? Because her mother is just a palomino and her father is this -
     

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  4. Jewell

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    And I examined more of her ancestors coats and I don’t see them
     
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    Sounds like it is just a fluke. I'm not familiar with genetics like Arem is, but it seems they're probably like this.

    Edited added - well duh on my part-!!
     
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    It almost looks like a fleabitten grey looks...

    This is just a theory but:
    "Flea-bitten gray horses develop speckles in the original coat color. For example gray horses born chestnut develop chestnut "flea-bites". If this speckling starts soon enough the flea-bites can become quite large and numerous, with the horse developing to look a bit like a leopard spot appaloosa.
    "Flea-bites" are thought to be controlled by a separate and probably recessive gene, not linked to the gray gene. It is possible that other colors of horse can have the flea-bitten genotype, but the speckles wouldn't show since they are the same color as the coat!"
    From this link: gray horses
     
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  7. Arem

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    Which are you talking about? The little dark flecks or the palomino sploching? The palomino and white is just her sire’s pattern in a louder expression. The dark flecks... it’s not really uncommon for palominos to have dark hairs in their coats and she might not be the first Dominant White pally I’ve seen with those.
     
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    Yeah I was talking about the little specks, I was just confused because i thought it might’ve been hereditary. Something that is also weird is that the specks come in 3 different colors. Black, dark brown, and light brown, and I am no master in horse coats so I just came to ask ;)
     
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