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post #11 of 22 Old 02-14-2009, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by hrsjmpr32 View Post
Attachment 3774so maybe you can tell but she has them all over her face lol
Beautiful horse!! I LOVE brindle -- my horse doesn't have it, but my Whippet certainly does!

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post #12 of 22 Old 02-14-2009, 05:22 PM
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Some brindles are chimeric but not all.
It is not uncommon to see a dun factored horse with striping over its back and on its face. I have a lovely brindle filly born a few years ago-heavy striping on her face-from a brown mare and red dun stallion.
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Wow, very gorgeous!! :)

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Originally Posted by hrsjmpr32 View Post
Attachment 3774so maybe you can tell but she has them all over her face lol
Dun horses have primal striping all over their bodies; I do not believe it is the same as brindle striping.
My red dun mare had the same thing... and please correct me if I'm wrong but those markings are not brindle striping at all, rather just the markings of a dun.

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post #15 of 22 Old 02-22-2009, 10:22 PM
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Brindle is an unusual pattern of dark, vertical lines on a lighter-colored coat. Though it is seen in a variety of breeds, it is quite rare. The genetics of brindle are unknown, but according to Dr. Philip Sponenberg, the man who literally wrote the book on equine color genetics, "brindle seems to require sooty black countershading for its expression, and reorganizes sootiness into vertical stripes instead of a more uniform sprinkling of hairs."
Most brindle horses have dark stripes on a lighter body color, but a rare few have white stripes on a dark body color. As with regular brindles, the genetics of white brindles are not understood. It is possible that the white hairs from sabino or rabicano markings are arranged into lines like sooty hairs are in regular brindle coats. It is also possible that white brindles are chimeric, but not all.
Like the cream gene, the dun gene is also a dilution gene, but it is a complete dominant rather than an incomplete one, meaning heterozygous and homozygous duns look the same. It is often considered a "primitive" color because most very ancient breeds are predominantly or entirely dun, i.e. Przewalskis, Tarpans, etc. Duns are characterized by certain markings known as dun factors. They usually consist of a distinct dorsal (or eel) stripe down the back, leg barring (or zebra stripes), and cobwebbing on the face. As with the cream gene, the dun gene only dilutes the body color, not the points.
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he is really pretty i love his coloring :)
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post #17 of 22 Old 05-25-2009, 11:15 PM
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Brindle TB

There used to be a brindle TB mare by Slew city Slew at Kentucky Horse Park when I worked there in early 1998. Her brindleing did not show until she shed her winter coat at the end of winter early that year ( I think she was then 4). It was odd and only on her right side between her withers and her hip. I wish I still had pictures of it. I was not around to see if it was still there in the following years.
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As of last year, they had a brindle TB mare there, maybe the same one? Somewhere I have video of her when they were talking about her, but I can't access it at work (it's on my photobucket account, which is a blocked site here, boo!
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I like him a lot as well, but as much as we have all HEARD that he has produced brindle babies, I dont believe anyone has actually SEEN one, or even seen pictures of one. They simply dont exist anywhere that I have ever seen

There have been many threads running about him on various boards and a multitude of posters have come on and stated that they requested pictures of the babies or proof that he did throw the brindling and so far - nothing ...

So - until I actually see one or see a picture of one, I am i the camp of "he has fabulous brindling himself, but doesnt ever pass it on ..."
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Behind the Bit: Natal Clasi: Brindle stallion's babies

Its possible his little colt could regain his brindling, we'll see :)
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