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post #21 of 29 Old 03-09-2013, 09:56 AM
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Does the mare have appy spots on her rump, or am I seeing things?? Does she have mottling on her muzzle or her underparts?

The foal looks like it could be going gray or it is a brown. It is not a grulla. They are born a tan color.
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post #22 of 29 Old 03-09-2013, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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Does the mare have appy spots on her rump, or am I seeing things?? Does she have mottling on her muzzle or her underparts?

The foal looks like it could be going gray or it is a brown. It is not a grulla. They are born a tan color.
I truly suck at horse colors! Yes the mare has appy spots on her rump, mottling around the muzzle/ eye/ underparts, and striped hooves.
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Has she actually ever been tested for silver? Silver is extremely rare in stock type breeds. LP can and does mess with the base colors and with manes and tails.
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Has she actually ever been tested for silver? Silver is extremely rare in stock type breeds. LP can and does mess with the base colors and with manes and tails.
I haven't had her tested for anything. I've been too busy trying to get her weight back up, and her feet better!
What is LP?
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LP is one of the genes that controls apploosa type patterning. There are three identified at this time (LP, PATN1 and PATN2) and there is ongoing research.

Testing is easy, you just pull some hairs and send them in. Silver Dilution Testing or Silver - Horse Coat Color They both cost $25.

This mare has tested as Ee aa Dd which means that she is black based, has no bay/brown agouti and has dun (which makes her a grulla). The appaloosa genes have caused her base coat to appear as something it is not. This is the hazard with trying to guesstimate base coats on appaloosa patterned horses without knowing for sure what colors are also in their back ground.
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This is that same mare when she was 3 and 1/2 months old.
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post #27 of 29 Old 03-09-2013, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Pretty mare!! Appaloosa coloring has always stumped me.
I will most definitely by getting her tested! I didn't realize it was quite so easy! Wish I woulda thought about it sooner, I JUST pulled and quartered her mane and threw away all the loose hairs.
Thank you NdAppy for the links!
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Lol no problem! If/when you get her tested, please do post what the result are for what you test. It would be very cool to see.
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Don't send in dead or loose hair. Pull from the root, one hair at a time so each has part of the root on it. Pull about 20. Place in a plastic bag and label the bag with tape, with your name on it and the name of the horse. Then send it in to the testing place of your choice.

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