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  • Birdcatcher spots
  • My horse is a colour i have never seen before

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    01-08-2013, 08:08 PM
  #1
Weanling
I've never seen this before...

One of my horses pasture mates has a very interesting color. He is a sorrel/chestnut with a white blaze and white polka dots ALL over his entire body including his head and legs. Also at my previous barn, the 4 year old filly I was training had this too, except only a few on her butt and neck and they only appeared when she grows out her winter coat...is there a name for this?


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    01-08-2013, 08:10 PM
  #2
Started
Hmmm bird catcher spots maybe??? That's neat I can't wait to see what others say! My other guess would be some sort of appy. I don't think it's white scaring by a fungus....but I dunno.
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    01-08-2013, 08:12 PM
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Weanling
I don't know.. Lol but that is really neat :) do you have a full body shot I would like to see it :)
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    01-08-2013, 08:15 PM
  #4
Yearling
Don't know but my guess is Appy!
     
    01-08-2013, 08:18 PM
  #5
Trained
I don't think it is appy, I am leaning towards Birdcatcher spots. The reason I don't think appaloosa spotting is because the hoof we can see is showing no signs of any striping at all, which is another characteristic of the genes that cause spotting.

That doesn't completely rule it out, but I would need more pictures to be able to make any sort of reliable guess.
     
    01-08-2013, 09:31 PM
  #6
Foal
I agree that it could be birdcatcher spots, but the other horse you mentioned, the filly, sounds more like a appy. This one doesn't look appy to me, like Chiila said the hoof - plus its rare to see appy show in such bold white spots, since the white tends to speckle more often than not on a appy. But I agree more pictures like full body would help, especially a face shot and a full body.
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    01-08-2013, 09:37 PM
  #7
Green Broke
I agree with everyone here, I'd say birdcatcher spots.
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    01-09-2013, 01:33 AM
  #8
Weanling
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Originally Posted by SunnyMeadeFarm    
I agree that it could be birdcatcher spots, but the other horse you mentioned, the filly, sounds more like a appy.
The filly is a registered QH so she is not an appy, that's why I was so confused! Lol but I agree with the birdcatcher spots, I've been reading up on it. So interesting!
     
    01-09-2013, 01:36 AM
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Originally Posted by shellybean    
The filly is a registered QH so she is not an appy, that's why I was so confused! Lol but I agree with the birdcatcher spots, I've been reading up on it. So interesting!
Just because she is registered AQHA doesn't mean she can't have appy genetics. Do you have a picture?
     
    01-09-2013, 01:37 AM
  #10
Weanling
Also this is the only picture of his face. Don't mind my extremely muddy horse...it was really nice weather and he was clearly enjoying himself lol. They're best buddies, "Bubba" greets me everyday in the pasture.


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