I finally got around to taking close pics of Zierra because this has been bugging me for awhile - someone told me awhile back she was sabino and rabicano and I kind of scoffed. Now that I've started researching the patterns more, I'm curious if they're right or not.
Would you see white speckling like this on a chestnut horse, or is it automatically an indication of rabicano? It seems so slight, she's got literally like 12 white hairs in her tail base and then a lot of white flecking all over her hind quarters and around her flank/belly. She also has a rather unusual facial marking - the blaze is normal, but I've never seen the white "splotch" over her eye quite like that.
Also, I apologize for the clay on her legs - it's like, the single worst substance to have to deal with. You have to wait until it's completely dried out to brush it off or Zierra gets crabby - it pulls at the hairs and she HATES when I do that. Thankfully it's stopped raining and her legs are clean now, I managed to take pics right when the pasture was starting to dry up for the 40th time this year. :roll:
Any opinions would be great, she'll also be my little chestnut, but I find it very interesting that she may have those genes.