Ok, I HAD to post this. I was doing my usual enjoyment of seeing what's for sale and what Arabians are looking like nowdays (I must say, I am impressed, it looks like more of a move especially in Egyptians to a more solid looking horse and not such extreme features).
ANYWAY - I stumbled upon this boy. This defies every amount of logic I have about color and we need to get a good debate going about this.
First thing you notice - half a white tail? Whaaaaa? And then it gets weirded - he has been tested HOMOZYGOUS for black...and heterozygous for AGOUTI. Are you confused yet? I am DYING to hear the responses on this one!
Homozygous Black Arabian stallion for sale breeding show halter ms firedevil sire michigan
Based on his pedigree, his sire is MS Firedevil, a Padrons Psyche son who is obviously bay and seems to very blatantly carry the sooty/smutty gene based on his dark patches. His dam is grey with an almost solid grey pedigree so harder to get info from her.
What do you figure? A bay underneath that with extreme sooty? But what about the white tail?