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    11-05-2012, 04:15 PM
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Foal
hypothetical color question

What is the base color of a fewspot appaloosa? I am curious as to what color combination is possible from a fewspot stud and a tobiano splash.
     
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    11-05-2012, 04:28 PM
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Weanling
The base colour of an appaloosa could be any of the regular base coat colours of any horse. The possibilities of the base colour of this mix would be dependant on what the base colours are of the two horses in question. A foal could inherit tobiano, splash, or some form of appaloosa or any combination of those three.
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    11-05-2012, 04:57 PM
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Foal
Is it only thru genetic testing that one can determine the base coat color of a fewspot? All that I have seen seem to look grey......thats not a base color os it?
     
    11-05-2012, 05:04 PM
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Trained
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Originally Posted by jbolt    
Is it only thru genetic testing that one can determine the base coat color of a fewspot? All that I have seen seem to look grey......thats not a base color os it?
Mostly. I mean, if you have tested the parents and they could only pass on certain genes and you knew what the only possible outcome of a foal would be then that would mean you didn't have to test... Otherwise it's off to pull hairs for you lol.

A side note - if a horse is a true few spot, and not a near few spot, then they pass on an appy pattern of some description 100% of the time.
     
    11-05-2012, 07:53 PM
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Trained
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Originally Posted by jbolt    
Is it only thru genetic testing that one can determine the base coat color of a fewspot? All that I have seen seem to look grey......thats not a base color os it?
They appear gray looking because of the Appaloosa genes covering their base color so greatly.
     

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