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post #1 of 29 Old 10-09-2012, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Grey? Chestnut? What do you think...

Purebred Arabian mare. Not mine, I just thought she was
I've never seen a horse grey out (or not?!) like this before.

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post #2 of 29 Old 10-09-2012, 01:47 PM
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Is this not chimera or something?
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I believe that's a bloodmark- essentially a high concentration of flea bite marks. Here's a page that has a few other horses that have similar markings, including one on the face:

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It's a blood mark. It's not a high concentration of flea bites. It lack of grey in that area. that spot will never change unlike the rest of the horse.
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She is awesomely cool!
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Appy, is there anything in particular that causes the lack of greying in the area?
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That's Billy Glosser's mare Warface. She's heavily flea bit in that area and it will stay bay like that and won't grey out. But she is grey.

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post #8 of 29 Old 10-09-2012, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Bridgertrot View Post
Appy, is there anything in particular that causes the lack of greying in the area?
Either just a strange combination of fleabite location or possibly a somatic mutation, where that random spot on her face missed the genetic memo that it was supposed to grey as well.
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post #9 of 29 Old 10-10-2012, 12:25 AM
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I've seen a few Arabians like that. She's a fleabitten grey, with what they call the bloody mark on her face (quite often you see the bloody shouldered horses).
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Warface! What a great name!
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