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Bay Turning White?!?!

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    08-22-2013, 10:15 PM
Bay Turning White?!?!

I have a 10 year old miniature gelding. I have owned him for two years and have known him for the past several years. He's always been bay with the exception of a three or four white hairs on his forehead and a very few white hairs in the hair around his hooves. Yesterday I noticed splotches of white hair on his sides- several spots! It's like they popped up out of nowhere! Almost like paint (there's no way he was painted, by the way ). I did a search on the internet with little information. Does anyone know what this is? Could it be a health issue or something else? I can provide pics tomorrow. Any help appreciated. Thanks!
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    08-23-2013, 02:07 AM
I'd like to see some pics but it could potentially be birdcatcher spots since they'll appear with age.
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    08-23-2013, 02:18 AM
Id like to see the horse too.
    08-26-2013, 10:46 PM
Sorry it took so long to get these up. I went out of town for a couple of days. This is how he looks- very weird that these appeared out of nowhere.
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    08-26-2013, 11:03 PM
Birdcatcher spots IMPO.
    08-26-2013, 11:08 PM
I agree. Birdcatcher spots.
    08-26-2013, 11:10 PM
What are birdcatcher spots and are they going to go away or keep multiplying?
    08-26-2013, 11:14 PM
They are just some sort of genetic anomaly. At this point, nobody is really sure exactly what causes them. They can appear and disappear yearly. He may not have any next year or he may have twice the number, you just never can tell LOL.
    08-29-2013, 12:30 AM
Yeah he's not turning white
    08-30-2013, 11:33 PM
No, he's not actually turning completely white but this just happened over night and I could not find anything on the Internet about it and I was wondering what in the world was happening to him. Thanks for the enlightenment, everyone!

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