She's quite the combo :P lol
Thankyou for looking at her. I really like the little white hairs throughout her black. Will it become more prominent over the years? I know she was def. More lighter looking in the summer...she had more white.
From an article I just read in the APHA journal, a horse can be both sabiano and rabicano at the same time. As well and being a true roan and a rabicano. Rabicano is attached to the white gene, other than that not much is known about it. A horse doesn't have to have the ticking on the sides or flanks to be rabicano its just more recognizable when they do. My own filly is an extensive rabicano. An interesting side note is that the white gene is more commonly expressed on red based horses than any other color according to one of the articles I read. Which makes sense I have seen more red rabicanos than I have bay or black or any other color.
Rabicano is attached to the white gene, other than that not much is known about it.
What do you mean by "the white gene"? If you're talking about Dominant White, that is attached to the KIT gene, along with Roan, Tobiano, & SB1. As far as I know, they have not linked Rabicano to the KIT gene.
The white gene is what paint colorations come off of. The site I read (which I will link here once I find it again) said rabicano is linked to the same gene and paint/pinto colorations. Dominant white completely different. Posted via Mobile Device