So I'm currently taking an equine genetics class and we were discussing tobiano's. My professor started to talk about how you can generally tell if a tobiano is homozygous due to "bear paw" markings. He asked if anyone knew what it was and nobody was answering, so I responded because I was pretty sure he was referring to the tiny spots of color some tobiano's have a tendency to get. Like such:
I apparently was incorrect. He couldn't describe it so he said he was going to post a picture to our class website so we could look at it. I received an email saying that he can't really find any good pictures.
He describes it as "Basically, it is described as a "darker roaning" pattern that can show up within the white markings typical to the Tobiano genotype"
Now I just feel like he's just saying how tobiano's have their little roan patches but why would that be so hard to describe?
Anyway, does anyone who is more versed in these "bear paws" have any good pictures that I can send him?