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post #61 of 64 Old 12-05-2012, 01:19 AM
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I would like to point out that I specifically asked if there was anything else going on besides the tobiano. Honestly, I would've been disappointed to hear the generic term "tovero" because I was looking for a more in depth answer.

I may not know much about genetics, but one semester in college was enough to tell me that characteristics don't "just happen." There our a genetic explanation for everything, even if we don't know exactly what that is.

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Apologies on my part.

Seems there's always a good debate to be had in the majority of color threads.

I agree that your boy has something else going on besides the Tobiano, as something is causing his face white (and I'm obviously a keen supporter of any of the overo genes causing white markings). I find it very interesting that his body markings are almost symmetrical, unless photos were flipped. He's absolutely stunning.

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Yes the markings are very, very similar on both sides. He does have an odd, light circle marking on his right flank. I was wondering if it was an actual marking or due to an injury.
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SunnyMeade, that actually made A LOT of sense! Thank you for that analogy!
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That's how I explain it to my less color understanding horsey friends.

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post #64 of 64 Old 12-05-2012, 11:09 PM
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Regarding positioning of white markings, it is thought that as well as genes turning the white on in certain areas, the foal's position in the womb can have an effect on the way the white expresses too. That became evident when they started cloning horses, check these guys out. They are all clones of one horse.

I was thinking something like that, but wasn't sure.. Cloning is so creepy, lol. I can't wait to see what kinds of genetic mutations they make.. What if they cloned a talking horse?.. Or a horse that barked like a dog, lol.. Just creepy!
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