Okay, My Roan Appaloosa Mare(Varnish/Frosted, what ever you want to call her) Is most likely bred(we know she is preggo, but don't know the stud) to a Dun Quarter Horse Stud, who I am 99% sure is Homozygous Dun looking at his past foals, I am not sure if he is a Silver or Agouti carrier, but anyway.
I was trying to figure out if Appaloosa patterns(Leopard Genes) are random occurrences or if they are passed down from parents to foal.
The reason I question this is I have seen people breed Leopard pattern studs to solid mares and get blanket patterns, or seen people breed Solid studs who carry the Leopard gene and get Blankets, Leopards, and Snowflakes.
Like since she is a varnish roan(with what seems to be like a few stockings and a blaze) is the foal going to most likely be a Varnish pattern or could it also be another pattern such as leopard, blanket, snowflake, etc?
Pics of the Mare:
(Yes, I know she really needed a bath that day it had been raining nearly non-stop and she had been in the pasture and we had a quick ride when I first got her)