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  • Few scot appaloosa

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    05-22-2013, 03:40 AM
  #1
Weanling
Few Spot Appaloosa (potential purchase)

I am very seriously considering a 12 yr old gelding that is being advertised as a few spot appaloosa. The owner said the horse is an appaloosa/quarter horse cross............but is this possible? From what I have read I thought that few spot appaloosa's had to have 2 appy parents. I purchased another horse from this person and she told me the horse was appy/percheron cross and I later found out from previous owners that he was a foundation bred appy so I think it is possible she could be confused on his parentage. The horse looks white but he does have several dime sized spots on the rump and in the girth area and a couple on his belly that are not showing up in the pictures
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    05-22-2013, 11:50 AM
  #2
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You are correct - a true genotypic fewspot can only be produced by a sire and dam that are both Appys. But there can be phenotypic fewspots that are not true genetic fewspots.

It is also possible he is an extremely light palomino - sometimes they are pretty darn close to white.

The ApHC permits crossing with Quarterhorses, so it is also possible the owner is just referring to the Appy/QH mix, even if both sire and dam are registered Appys...
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    05-22-2013, 02:15 PM
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Weanling
Thanks faceman that makes sense
     
    05-22-2013, 02:55 PM
  #4
Trained
Personally the horse appears grey in those pictures.
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    05-22-2013, 05:37 PM
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Yup, could very well be grey...there is no reason a fewspot can't be grey...
     
    05-22-2013, 05:57 PM
  #6
Green Broke
A few spot appy would have pink skin wherever he's white, right? I see the mottling around his muzzle, but can't really tell what color his skin is on his body. I also see he has dark hooves; again, not sure if this is normal for few spots or not.

Perhaps one of our appy experts could explain if those traits point towards being gray instead of few spot (or if they're not conclusive)?
     
    05-22-2013, 08:54 PM
  #7
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Originally Posted by verona1016    
A few spot appy would have pink skin wherever he's white, right? I see the mottling around his muzzle, but can't really tell what color his skin is on his body. I also see he has dark hooves; again, not sure if this is normal for few spots or not.

Perhaps one of our appy experts could explain if those traits point towards being gray instead of few spot (or if they're not conclusive)?
IMO he is not grey - he could be, but I doubt it. If I am seeing the pictures correctly, he still has a couple of small spots. Progressive Appy whitening usually does not wash out those small spots, but grey washes out everything - spots and all. The fact that the spots are still there at age 12 leads me to believe he is not grey, just as the presence of minimal base color would suggest the same thing in a mostly white pinto patterned horse...
     
    05-22-2013, 09:46 PM
  #8
Trained
Not necessarily Face. My grandmother's mare Easy was grey as grey can be and still had some of her spots when I last saw her and she's over 20. Imply still had a lot when he passed at 14 and he was grey also. Ill try and dig up pics.
     
    05-22-2013, 11:11 PM
  #9
Started
Could it be varnish making her appear gray?
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    05-23-2013, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Peppy Barrel Racing    
Could it be varnish making her appear gray?
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It is possible - but it wouldn't make him that white at that age...that much white would have to come from being a fewspot or grey.
     

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