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    05-21-2013, 02:18 PM
Originally Posted by NdAppy    
Grey dapples are different than other dappled colors, IMO.
Agree, I view them differently than the dapples on my mare for example. There's also light coloured horses with the sooty gene that will dapple too. It would be interesting to know exactly what causes the difference between one that is pigment related like a grey or sooty or one that is health related or if there is any difference at all. I haven't been able to find anything conclusive on it other than other discussion boards discussing it.
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    05-22-2013, 09:19 PM
It seems like it's easier to see on some than others. Bc I cannot see them on any of our paints. I can't remember if the two brown do. I know one does! But my light back does not. At least not obvious one that I notice. But the one brown that does only dapples in the summer.
    05-28-2013, 02:32 AM
So just noticed the dapple brown mare's SON is now getting dapples showing in his countershading areas. He is also a brown.
    05-28-2013, 07:19 AM
I think its good health produces dapples. We have a big bay mare that dapples out each spring, the others start to dapple out around this time of year. Some of them keep the dapples through the winter. The chestnuts don't often dapple out but they are also a bit under condition due to age and recent health issues. We have a black gelding who dappled out last year which was a bit odd. You could only really see it in certain lights. I always figured it was related to being in good condition. All of them are Standardbreds.
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