Originally Posted by AndersonEquestrian
What people don't realize is that Arabians come in some COOL colors. Some purebreds (egyptian bred horses) can resemble pintos, roans, palominos, etc. They don't have the color genes but they mimic those colors. =]
have the colour genes. Just not the ones that people first think of when they think of pinto. Arabians don't have tobiano and frame, however, they do have sabino, splash, rabicano and dominant white. The genes are there, they have just been selectively avoided until very recently. So while Arabians have these white patterning genes, they also have white suppression genes as well, which are prolific through the bloodlines.