The paint mare I plan to breed next season has some markings that I was told once point towards her being possibly homozygous for spots.
She is basically solid with a white face, shorts white socks, and two belly spots. One belly spot is very solid and clear. The other is misty looking.
The outline of her white face slowly fades out on the edges, giving a misty "outline" around her facial marking. Someone told me this points towards homozygous tendencies. Also, she has two nickel sized chesnut spots in the middle of her white face. Someone said these are called "ink spots" and also point towards being homozygous.
Are any of these statements true, and is the misty (rather than solid) spot on her belly another indicator of being homozygous? I don't want to go through getting her tested. If her baby has no color I will still love it. I just wondered. Also, someone said homozygous paints with those indicators are homozygous for the tobiano color pattern, rather than just spots in general. What do you think of this statement?
I'll take a picture of her face and belly spot and add it tomorrow.