Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
• Horses: 0
Have you had him tested? Because that is the ONLY way to know.
The APHA is backwards and moronic in their colour registrations. "Tovero" is a lazy, catch-all term that pretty much means 'we don't know what pattern we have, so we are lumping them together'. "Overo" is anything but tobiano, which includes three different genes at least that could be causing the white. Add onto that - tobiano doesn't cause face white, so ANY tobiano with face white is technically carrying at least one other white pattern.
EVERY horse from ANY breed known to have frame should be tested before breeding. Frame can and does hide very well. There are tested horses that are completely solid that carry frame. Judging a horse's likelihood to have frame based on the colours listed on their registration, issued by a registry that has no clue about the colours, is not a sure way to tell.
Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.