Markings - Frame. Splash, Sabino and Rabicano?

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Markings - Frame. Splash, Sabino and Rabicano?

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    11-25-2012, 04:12 PM
Markings - Frame. Splash, Sabino and Rabicano?

I'm attaching a few photos here of my mare wondering if I'm correct in her markings.

It's obvious she has frame just from her markings on her neck, body, and stomach (not shown).

I am wondering if she has sabino since her whites on her legs tend to point "up" in the fronts.

I am fairly certain she has Rabicano since she seems to have a "coon" tail and white ticking around her flanks as well as on one shoulder (pictured below).

Also, I'm wondering if the whites are her back legs and the semi bald face as well as blue eye could possibly be splash?

I am also wondering which, if any in specific, cause the "spot" in the middle of her white face.
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    11-25-2012, 06:19 PM
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    11-25-2012, 08:20 PM
Originally Posted by Poco1220    
Okay, if you are looking for an opinion ...

I think you got it all figured out, only gen testing will tell you for sure what you have. Frame overo - pretty sure. Sabino at work on his hind legs - very possible. Rabicano - yes, looks like it. Splash - no, I doubt that, Splash would most likely show up with much more white around his muzzle and white frontlegs, too. As for the dark spot in his face marking - that would be a frame trait, pretty normal.
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    11-25-2012, 08:57 PM
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While frame, splash, and Sabino I do see, I don't believe your horse is rabicano. He just doesn't have enough White on his barrel. The White on his dock is probably from one of the other White patterns that is being tricky, lol.
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    11-25-2012, 09:00 PM
With the dark spot in her blaze, I am going to run off into the wilds of speculation here, come along for the ride!

My theory on these spots is that it is a frame or sabino trait, but specifically when splash is present. Frame and sabino both like colour on the eyes, while splash doesn't care either way. So the frame/sabino has left the eyes colour. Until splash comes along and drags the white over to one side of the face, and the colour that should be on the eye gets dragged along with it.

As I said, pure speculation, just an interesting theory about the interactions of different white patterning genes
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    11-25-2012, 10:02 PM
Thanks. I appreciate any answers. :) only testing will give me 100% but it's nice to have a good guess.
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    11-26-2012, 10:01 PM
I also think its sabino or one of the other patterns giving the white on the tail.

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