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    01-14-2011, 10:58 PM
Techincally Albino is a lack of all pigment.
I know that in humans it is caused by a simple mutation which stops one metabolic pathway from being complete and little to no melanin is produced.
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    01-15-2011, 12:19 AM
Just because it is a different variety doesn't mean it isn't a true albino. That's like saying that Polish Arabians aren't purebred because they aren't Egyptian Arabians.
    01-15-2011, 12:37 AM
Green Broke
I play horseeden and one of my favorite horses on the game is my Snowflake stallion. So I googled them today to see if any of them actually looked like the ones on the game.

I've never seen a horse spotted like this:
    01-15-2011, 08:09 AM
It depends on the breed I'd say..

Like a lot of TB's are bay or Chestnut
Connemara's would be mostly grey

Etc etc..

So i'd say it depends on what breed is common in your area.
    01-15-2011, 08:30 AM
Interesting thread. I found an article Rare Horse Colors ? The Facts With some interesting stuff. I have a chocolate flaxen that I always thought was correct. From the article I'm not sure if she should be a chocolate palomino or a flaxen chestnut. She is a RMH and that registry calls it chocolate flaxen so I guess that's what she is.
As with most of you, it seems chestnut and bays are the most common around here in QH country.
    01-15-2011, 11:12 AM
I believe that RMH's can be silver, quite commonly.... I'd have to ask again with the lady who owns them in my area though! (they do also come in flaxen chestnut)

If your horse is nearly black in body (or very very very dark brown) and his mane and tail are nearly white (like a palomino) it's very possible he's silver - not palomino or flaxen chestnut
    01-15-2011, 03:44 PM
I have a Silver Bay Roan Appy...I haven't seen anything like him.

    01-15-2011, 03:55 PM
Adenfire- he's beautiful!!!
    01-15-2011, 04:24 PM
I'm just throwing my two cents in here, but being an albino as I am, I've read up a lot on it and there are many different forms of it, for instance I have both ocular albinism in my eyes and type 2 albinism, as some refer to it, in my skin. Albinism is, as CessBee said, a genetic mutation. You can carry the gene for albinism with a heterozygous fashion as both of my parents did and not know it, just your daily lesson. :P
I don't know a whole lot about albinism in horses, but in the 4-H book that I have it says there is an albino horse registry.

To get back on topic, common colors near me are chestnut and bay, but mostly chestnut and rare colors are perlino, grulla, cremello, palomino, and paints other than chestnut.
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    01-15-2011, 04:43 PM
Originally Posted by hflmusicislife    
Adenfire- he's beautiful!!!

Thanks :) best free horse ever

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