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post #1 of 14 Old 04-08-2008, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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I am going to be doing a science fair type thing on American Paint Horses. I really want to be able to put the pictures of some of the barn owners horses next to the types of Paints (Overo, etc) but I don't know really how to tell which is which.

Can you please look at these pictures and let me know what is what one.
below are not the pictures I'd use for them...I'd get nice conformation shots...but havent gotten them yet

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^^One blue eye on him

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^^Dirty in this picture...hope you can tell what's dirt and what isn't haha

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Thanks sooo much in advance![/img][/url]
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post #2 of 14 Old 04-08-2008, 01:32 PM
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To be honest, i have no idea.

But google is my friend when it comes to color patterns

Tobiano Pattern
http://www.apha.com/breed/tobiano.html

Overo Pattern
http://www.apha.com/breed/overo.html

Tovero Pattern
http://www.apha.com/breed/tovero.html

Hope this helps :)
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it helps a little bit but I have tried to compare and it didn't help too much. I'm horrible at this sort of stuff haha
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#1, i'm going to guess Tobiano
#2 possibly a tovero, but i'm not sure
#3 I'm going to go with Tobiano again
#4 I'm going to go with Tovero
#5 Tobiano?
#6 I'm going to go with Overo, but if the white goes across the horse's back than it isn't
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kk thanks Appy...I guessed the same as you so probably we are correct.

No I don't believe #6 has white on her back...I can't remember exactly if she does or not though
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ok that's good to know then.

yahh, i'd check #6 just to see if she does or not.
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1) Tobiano
2) Tobiano (Possibly Tovero but the pic is blurry)
3) Tobiano
4) Tobiano
5) Tovero (I'd have to see the face)
6) Overo (I'd have to see the back without the saddle)
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The first 5 are Tobianos. The last one... i think is an overo, possibly a tovero.

The website appylover listed are great. You can remember each by where the dark parts are (tobianos will have dark heads, legs, chests, flanks, etc)... but the way someone explained it to me once was: tobianos generally look like white horses with dark patches. Overos often look like dark horses with white patches (that are often splotchy). Or Overos from the side view look like they've been outlined in color with white in the middle of the horse. But these are just ideas and not rules. Sometimes some horses are kind of hard to tell!
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What about Piebald and Skewbald. Are you doing anything on that?
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What about Piebald and Skewbald. Are you doing anything on that?
Hmmm...I probably should include those...why didn't APHA mention that though? Or Wikipedia? Aren't those two considered Pinto colors...not Paint colors? That's what I always thought
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