Thought this was cool....
Mother Nature can throw some curveballs, and when it comes to putting color onto a horse, she outdid herself with the markings she put on an filly born last year in Montana.
With several generations of straight Appaloosa breeding behind her, this filly--registered with the Appaloosa Horse Club as Uniquely Destined--is one the likes of which few folks have ever seen.
(And in case you're wondering, she underwent genetic testing for presence of the tobiano gene, and her test came back N/N--meaning no such gene was passed from either parent.)
"Unique" is owned by Jan Taylor of Huntley, Montana. She plans to show the filly this year at halter. Her sire is a few-spot leopard, Predestined, and her dam, a leopard, is The Kids A Bimbo, by The Vigilante Kid.
If you'd like to look into her bloodlines for yourself, the pedigrees of both parents are available here (be sure to select the Appaloosa named Predestined, as that name also has been assigned to horses of other breeds.)