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        02-09-2013, 12:17 PM
    Trying to figure out the breed???

    We just bought a horse. He is a tri-color paint about 18 years old according to the vet. He has huge legs but not draft size. And a jug head. He's like 15.1 hands.

    I looked thru many pics and the closest I found to his leg size looked like donkey legs...or cow legs. His hoofs are not huge but they are not little either.

    I was just looking to see if anyone knew what breeds(besides drafts) that have these HUGE legs. It looks like he could carry a 400lb person NO PROBLEM... Maybe not that big really but his legs just amaze me:)

    Any insight would be greatly appriciated!!

    Thank you
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        02-09-2013, 12:20 PM
    Green Broke
    He's probably a cross, though photos would be a big help!
    If he is indeed a draft cross, then he would techincally be a Pinto, not a Paint, as Paints can only be of Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred breeding ;)
        02-09-2013, 12:32 PM
    Green Broke
    We have a pinto draft cross - well you can't tell he is pinto now unless you look closely because grey took over - but he has good thick legs. The cross can make them smaller than purebred drafts.
        02-09-2013, 12:37 PM
    not sure ill post pics in a few minutes they will not be of great quality

    I do not think he is cross with a draft because he is little besides his muscular legs and chest. But I am totally at a loss for what he may be crossed with.

    I have heard mustang or morgan but neither of those breeds tend to display those huge muscluar legs that rocky has...

    So I am at a loss
        02-09-2013, 12:44 PM


    Well here he is:) We payed very little money for him. He was more of a rescue project than anything else!!
        02-09-2013, 12:48 PM
    He looks like a draft cross to me. Or just a really thick paint. Some of the stock-type old school paints are thick like that.

    Also, being nitpicky, but he's a bay pinto/paint, not a tri-color.
        02-09-2013, 12:49 PM
    Green Broke
    At 15.1 he is only 2 inches shorter than our draft cross and there is a Morgan X Percheron in town that is only 14.3 hands. From what I can see in the pics he could be draft cross. They are not the greatest quality though.
        02-09-2013, 12:52 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    

    Also, it's a nitpicky thing, but I'd be willing to bet he's a bay pinto, not a true tri-color (which are relatively rare, whereas bay pintos aren't).
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    Genetically what is a tri-color then? I've always known bay or buckskin pintos as tri-colors. What else is there genetically to produce a tri-color?
        02-09-2013, 01:02 PM
    Originally Posted by Cat    
    Genetically what is a tri-color then? I've always known bay or buckskin pintos as tri-colors. What else is there genetically to produce a tri-color?
    I don't know the exact genetics (I believe it has to do with chimerism, though), but a tri-color has white with distinct patches of two different colors (usually chestnut and black). The black will be anywhere on the body other than where it would be for a bay or buckskin. There's a classic picture of a tri-color pinto that looks like a regular chestnut pinto in front and has a large black patch on its butt. I'd find the pic and post it, but I don't know how from my phone. A bay or buckskin pinto is just that-a bay or buckskin pinto.
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    This isn't the pic I was thinking of, but it works 1&q=tricolor+paint+horse&sa=X&ei=wo8WUfHmC6eoiAL9n YCgDA&ved=0CDkQBSgA#i=8

    . Here's another: 1&q=tricolor+paint+horse&sa=X&ei=wo8WUfHmC6eoiAL9n YCgDA&ved=0CDkQBSgA#i=15
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        02-09-2013, 01:16 PM
    So according to another forum I'm a redneck hick

    I did not know the difference between the two, I only know what I have been told/taught. Lol, which let me tell you I have had to pick through with a fine tooth comb, because of all of the bs I have been force fed..

    I learn more everyday and I do like hearing new info. I am not being mean here, so don't think that. I was just wondering peoples thoughts on what Rocky may or may not be!! I thank everyone of you for your input.

    Oh and just to let everyone know...Not everyone who says tri-color is a fool. I will where the redneck tag anyday:) I am very proud of who I am!!!

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