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post #1 of 30 Old 06-22-2011, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Question Is she a fewspot Appaloosa?

I need somebody's help! I'm not very good at this color stuff ;) Is she technically a few spot? Would she have a high likelyhood of throwing a leapord foal?

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post #2 of 30 Old 06-22-2011, 02:19 PM
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Short answer - No.

She looks to be possibly varnish and/or snowflake. Hard to tell with just the one picture.
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Good to know! What kind of color is she likely to throw?

Is there a website that can help explain this? I don't care to get deep into genetics, just a general guideline for Appaloosas.
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There is no real guideline for appaloosas. There are so many factors involved it would make your head spin. You would need to know the stallion as well. In the end it would be a crap shoot as to what color.

In appaloosas, as with anything, if you are looking for a specific color/pattern you will be better off buying a horse already on the ground rather then attempting to breed to get it.
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I always thought few spots were grey (white) with a few dark spots, and possibly darkish to darker legs?

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I always thought few spots were grey (white) with a few dark spots, and possibly darkish to darker legs?
You are correct.
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Not a fewspot.

And even with fewspots, it's difficult to predict (without knowing all the color patterns in their immediate pedigree) which patterns they have a likelihood of producing.
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I always thought few spots were grey (white) with a few dark spots, and possibly darkish to darker legs?
The correct term is white. Appy white has absolutely nothing to do with grey...
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post #9 of 30 Old 06-27-2011, 12:08 PM
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Fewspot

Here is pic of my bay fewspot filly.

Some people think fewspot means the appy only has a couple of spot. Fewspot means that the horse inherited the LP gene from both parents. A fewspot requires TWO appy parents with the LP gene. They will always be white in appearance sometimes with color on legs, ears, and in the girth and flank area. There is also the snowcap in which the white is mainly restricted to the back and hindquarters but its too much detail for me to go into right now.
My girl started out with a bit more color on her neck and head and has whitened up quite a bit. Fewspots will always guarentee you an LP gene on any future foals but are known to have vision problems, not all of them. My girl doesn't have the best night vision but is otherwise perfectly fine.
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Crossover, it's not just LP. You have to have PATN as well.
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