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post #1 of 9 Old 11-22-2011, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Black spots on the croup?

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My mare is 9 years-old. She's a dark chestnut. One, two years ago, she started having black spots on her croup. I was wondering what they are and what has caused them? Thank you ^_^

P.S.: I'll take a picture as soon as I can.
P.P.S.: She's a bit dirty in that picture but I'll put a new one as soon as I can.
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-22-2011, 02:21 PM
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Black spots? Do you mean darker colored spots than the surrounding hair? They sound like Bend Or spots. My chestnut TB gelding has them. They're genetic.
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Well, they may be black or dark brown. But she has a few, and she gets more each year... x) She is a thouroughbred/percheron cross.
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They're nothing to be concerned about. My gelding seems to get new ones the older he gets, too.

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Ok, thanks. ^_^ And you say they are genetic? Would it be the color gene that is affected? And how do they develop?
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Many TBs are related to a stallion named Bend Or. He seems to be the originator of those particular spots, which is why they're named after him.

It's not really known what causes them, and they don't appear to be related to any other spotting patterns.

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Ok, thanks a lot for your help ^_^
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Actually his name was Ben d'Or. I'd never seen these spots until a friend bo't two mares brandishing these about the size of finger prints on the rib cage and rump.
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Actually his name was Ben d'Or. I'd never seen these spots until a friend bo't two mares brandishing these about the size of finger prints on the rib cage and rump.

She has one that is about the size of an apple. X) And all on her rump! Right side to be precise. XD

Forgot to say, she's kind of dappled... But I have never seen a dappled chestnut. X)

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