I meant no harm. But people were asking questions so I was trying to point out the visual signs.
You cannot say no one would have questioned it. I would have and I feel many others that I know that breed overo would have questioned it.
That is in no way a slam to the original poster.
If I had bought this mare I would want to actually see the test and confirm that it was negative.
Any of mine that are tested have that test in their file. I even keep the ones that tested negative in their file. If I sell that horse all of their paperwork goes with them.
If a seller sells a horse why would they not send on the color test papers? Makes no sense. Always ask!
There are too many overo breeders out there that knowingly breed LW to LW because they think it is worth the 25 percent chance of a lethal foal. (which to me is crazy) So I would never trust a seller without the paperwork.
Again this is not a slam but an fyi for people reading. If you buy a mare that looks LW positive (or just has a pedigree with LW carriers) and the seller says it is not---ask for the paperwork!
Out of tragedy can come good things. So if this saves even one foal from being bred to two LW carriers then its worth it.