She's brown? But what's with the random white hairs?

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Colors and Genetics

She's brown? But what's with the random white hairs?

This is a discussion on She's brown? But what's with the random white hairs? within the Horse Colors and Genetics forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

Like Tree13Likes
  • 1 Post By Woodhaven
  • 9 Post By Chiilaa
  • 3 Post By taharah

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-17-2014, 09:44 AM
Smile She's brown? But what's with the random white hairs?

This is my 2.5yo WB filly, Aspen.

She has random white hairs throughout her coat, mainly on her rump and near her wither. She also has a tiny area of white hair on her belly on her near side. What are these white hairs from? I don't think she has any greys in her pedigree? Her sire is Black and her dam is Chestnut. My friend asked me if there were any grey's in her pedigree, I don't think this is greying out at all (neither parent is grey either), but it made me wonder - where did the white come from?

Here is a link to her pedigree: Superfine Aspen Australian Warmblood

I used flash on the first two photos. Last photo shows her colouring - she's brown with a star.





Thank you. :)
Sponsored Links
    08-17-2014, 10:08 AM
I have a mare that is much the same colour as your horse. She is a registered paint and as she has gotten older the white hairs have increased.
I don't know if your horse has any grey in her background but she may have more white hairs also as she ages.
MyFillyAspen likes this.
    08-17-2014, 10:31 AM
Random white ticking. Happens to most horses, no matter their colour or breeding. It may increase as she gets older, it may not.
smrobs, NdAppy, dbarabians and 6 others like this.
    08-20-2014, 07:15 PM
My black mare has the same white hairs

As well as the random white hairs, mine also has "birdcatcher spots" and unfortunately it always looks like she's been pooped on by a bird haha

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
White hairs throughout a black? Atomicodyssey Horse Colors and Genetics 5 06-29-2014 05:10 AM
white hairs?? AlottaBitCountry Horse Colors and Genetics 3 12-29-2012 08:32 PM
Ok Color people, flaxen mane with brown hairs? OutOfTheLoop Horse Colors and Genetics 19 09-07-2012 03:51 PM
Random white hairs Lexiie Horse Colors and Genetics 19 02-14-2012 09:03 PM
wierd white hairs MOON16 Horse Colors and Genetics 7 01-14-2012 10:59 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0