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post #1 of 10 Old 05-11-2010, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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I never noticed this about my mare...

I just wonder where the dark spots in her coat come from? She is BLACK, black, but I've noticed after bathing her and letting her air out, she has dark spots, about the size of a baseball, all over her. Just wondered if it was something outrageous I needed to know, or if it was just part of her normal black coat.

Sire is bay dun, EE, dam is sorrel.
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-11-2010, 03:56 PM
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Pics? Maybe she has a "sooty" gene (not sure if that's what it's called) causing dapples?
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post #3 of 10 Old 05-11-2010, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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The only thing I could think of would be smoky black, but she definitely is not smoky.
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post #4 of 10 Old 05-11-2010, 04:52 PM
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Sounds like dapples to me. Unless it's ink spots...?
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post #5 of 10 Old 05-11-2010, 09:48 PM
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Can't be smokey black, one parent has to have the cream gene.
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post #6 of 10 Old 05-11-2010, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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That's my reasoning. And neither of hers have it... Just something strange I noticed that I hadn't ever seen before.
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I just wonder where the dark spots in her coat come from? She is BLACK, black, but I've noticed after bathing her and letting her air out, she has dark spots, about the size of a baseball, all over her. Just wondered if it was something outrageous I needed to know, or if it was just part of her normal black coat.

Sire is bay dun, EE, dam is sorrel.
Could be dapples. If she was sorrel I would say bendor spots.

Also she can not be EE if her dam is a sorrel. She would be Ee.

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post #8 of 10 Old 05-12-2010, 07:11 AM
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I think she was saying hte sire is EE.

Black horses can have dapples, too :) They're just harder to see.
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post #9 of 10 Old 05-12-2010, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Could be dapples. If she was sorrel I would say bendor spots.

Also she can not be EE if her dam is a sorrel. She would be Ee.
Her sire is EE.
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-12-2010, 03:09 PM
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I used to have a Morgan gelding who was black, black, black. When he stood in the sun the right way, he had dapples all over.

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