Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
• Horses: 0
Well first off, he is a pinto, not a Paint. Paint is a registered breed. Pinto is a horse with a white pattern. Some Paints are pintos, but not all pintos are Paints.
Secondly, crop outs are common, especially in stock breeds. The gene is there, it's just being restricted to "normal" markings - face and leg white. Then you get a foal that has no restriction on its white, and it seems to have come out of nowhere.
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.