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post #1 of 5 Old 03-13-2012, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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paint horse markings?

the other day i was watching a friend play with a paint shetie and i asked my other friend who was watching what his marking would be called they tryed to tell me but i got confused after a wile as we talked about all diffrent paint markings,i tryed to google it but i got all mixed up

so could anyone help me understand all the diffrent names of paint markings?
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-13-2012, 01:29 AM
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yeah sure i can help the breed registry has a lot of good information
here are links/photos that might help you :)

tobiano coat variation
APHA.Com - Tobiano Pattern
overo coat variation
APHA.Com - Overo Pattern
tovero coat variation (combination of both)
APHA.Com - Tovero Pattern
colors and different types of white markings
APHA.Com - Coat Colors
solid bred/breeding stock (solid themselves but carry color genes)

medicine hat

sabino overo

splash overo

frame overo

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-13-2012, 05:25 AM
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Please... ignore the links to the APHA website. They are decades behind understanding white patterns. A good website is one like this one:
Horse Color Genetics | Equine Color Genetics

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Lol at the horrid photoshop job on the medicine hat.

x2 on not looking at the APHA site
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-15-2012, 12:04 PM
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Most ponies, especially Minis and Shetlands, that i have ever seen have been Tobiano or some rendition of it.
Also (not that is really matters lol) but any pony with body pattern markings are Pintos, not Paints ;)
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