I was talking to some friends, and to cut it short, they think that a blaze like this
Is 'normal' and in no possible way can point to a 'pinto gene'. They say that "yeah, my horse has a blaze, and yes, it bleeds onto their bottom lip, but they don't have a 'pinto gene'."
I was really hoping someone could break down and explain what white facial markings mean, and how they can be 'pintos' without really showing any signs. Basically I need help explaining to these people that horses like the above do indeed carry some sort of 'pinto gene'/white pattern gene and it's not always just a average blaze that means nothing.
Also, another question pertaining to our discussion;
Is it true that if a horse has any white marking that it means something genetically... like say they have a largeish star and a couple of socks/white feet, then they carry something or at least have traces of it in their pedigree somewhere...? It's kinda hard to explain in words.
But for example, I heard on another forum by an Arabian breeder that a horse can have sabino with very very minimal markings, ie only a snip and maybe a sock or two.
This horse he hetero for Sabino 1
For example, and shows very little 'sabino' or pinto characteristics.
I'm not sure if any of this really made any sense.
I've been to the ER twice in the last week :p (poor excuse, I know)