Discussion in 'Horse Rescue / Adoption' started by Dona Worry, May 11, 2016.
See the breeding section for her foaling wait thread.
How many spots are required to be considered mottling? She has three--count em, THREE-- spots on her vulva.
Plus the smattering underived her chin. . . Maybe she IS an appy, just with a few spots!
You could always test for the lp gene for $25. That would answer if the spotting you are seeing is from the lp (which most likely means appy in there somewhere). I'm not seeing what I'd consider the classic Appy mottling on her, but the test is available.
Additional food for thought: Bird catcher spots are associated with certain families of the Arabian horse........
Here are a couple of photos of her in motion. I will try to get a video of her this week, if I have an extra hand ever. I tried to take onE today, it did not turn out well.
Good to know!
What does the lp gene do? Do other spotted breeds have it too?
Leopard Print | Equine| Animal Genetics has a pretty good description.
Leopard complex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is a bit less technical.
Other breeds have it but knowing if she had the gene would narrow things down. I just don't know if there is enough of the secondary characteristics to make it worth the $25.
I've only ever seen TB's & Arabs in real life with birdcatcher spots, but I know they happen in other breeds as well.
Just a guess... Maybe Morgan QH Appy? I really don't have a clue!
Love her color though! (Forgive me if I said that already someplace else!)
She is a cutie, especially now that she is getting stronger. Lots of frisking about, head tossing, prancing like a circus pony.
I love just watching her, even if I never ride her, she is great fun!
Separate names with a comma.