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post #1 of 19 Old 03-07-2011, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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my paint/draft gelding has stripes?

Hi! I am a new horse owner and our first horse is a 7 year old gelding and we are told he is a painted/draft cross? I noticed he has these really cool stripes on his legs and a few other places. I was wondering if anyone knew where these stripes could come from? Or maybe someone thinks he looks like he is a different cross then a paint/draft? He is an awesome horse and we've had him for about 6 months now! I'm just very curious what some experienced horse owners thought by looking at some of his pictures! If you have any ideas I would really appreciate it, thanks

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post #2 of 19 Old 03-07-2011, 12:38 PM
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Looks like a grulla pinto to me. Those stripes are called leg barring or a type of primative marking found in duns and grulla's. Lucky ;) I love grulla's & your boy is handsome.

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post #3 of 19 Old 03-07-2011, 12:42 PM
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I'm not sure about the stripes but he looks draft to me and considering his color I would say he probably is a draft/paint.
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post #4 of 19 Old 03-07-2011, 12:43 PM
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Like lilruffian said, it's a dun factor. Since he had no color on his back you couldn't see a dorsal stripe, which is another factor.

He would be A dark grullo tobiano
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post #5 of 19 Old 03-09-2011, 02:16 PM
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I definitely see the draft part, I don't think grullo is common in paints, he could be part-paint or a diff breed that was tobiano, but probably paint
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It's a dun factor. I have a couple of grulla mares and both have striping on their legs, barring over their withers and spiderwebbing in their faces. I breed quarters, but LOVE a grulla/white paint! What a cute boy!
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post #7 of 19 Old 03-09-2011, 05:40 PM
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I definitely see the draft part, I don't think grullo is common in paints, he could be part-paint or a diff breed that was tobiano, but probably paint
You can get a grulla Paint just as easily as you can get a grulla Quarter Horse. It's not a very commonly seen colour, but entirely possible.
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He's a good looking boy and I also agree with the consensus that he's a grullo pinto.

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post #9 of 19 Old 03-10-2011, 06:37 AM
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He is a really handsome fellow!!!
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post #10 of 19 Old 03-10-2011, 01:29 PM
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I LLLOVE your horse! **drools**

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