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        02-11-2010, 09:32 PM
    What is this?

    Ok, I've had my filly for about 7 months now and when we first got her we thought this brown spot on her was dirt but after giving her a bath we've realized its just her color. Its definitely not dirt. Ever since we've bought her its gotten a little bigger and darker and now I'm noticing another one appearing on her chest. I have never seen anything like this on a palomino and I was wondering if its common or not, or atleast what it is. I have some pictures if you want to see them.
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        02-11-2010, 09:40 PM
    Green Broke
    I showed a palomino several years ago that had a black spot on her rump. The owner called it a "bend-or spot" and said they were common with palominos. Here's a wiki link, it has a few pics too: Bend-Or spots - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
        02-11-2010, 09:48 PM
    Can we see pictures
        02-11-2010, 09:58 PM
    Sure! Sorry their bad quality. I didn't have a camera so I had to use a cell phone. Its the spot circled in red.

        02-11-2010, 10:02 PM
    My chestnut paint has one of those on his hip too, yeah it is a bend or spot.
        02-11-2010, 10:13 PM
    Thanks for the link Indyhorse! Very interesting.

    I wonder if they get any bigger...
        02-11-2010, 11:50 PM
    From what I understand, they can get bigger or shrink year to year. They are very common in palominos and chestnuts. I think it is just a variation of the sooty modifier were the darker color is restricted to a smaller area.

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