Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Also, it's impossible for horses with white markings to have minimal tobiano. If it IS tobiano, you're going to see cropouts, not hundreds of years of minimal tobiano horses (exactly how two tobiano parents can produce a minimal tobiano foal). Tobiano is tobiano, there are other factors in play determining how it displays physically. The only way for that to be possible is if, like sabino, there was an unknown tobiano-type gene we haven't identified.
Which at this point, actually seems MORE likely then all these horses having a sabino gene and yet tobiano type markings. However I fimly believe that if they DO identify a pinto type gene, it will be one that restricts white to face and legs anyway with no ability to produce a full pinto.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.