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post #11 of 17 Old 11-29-2012, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
There are a LOT of TBs out there that are solid colored. Especially bays, for some reason.
Because red based male horses have a higher chance of having white than any other colour/gender combination. Or is it too early for this sort of depth?
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I was just asking out of curiosity because my filly is solid. I don't know anything about the genetics of color in horses. Her sire was sort of a chestnut-y brown and white - what you would typically think of when anyone says "paint" - and her dam was black with a small star, snip, and a bit of white on each leg about pastern length, give or take.
She's only just 7 months old, so she still had plenty of baby fur left when her winter coat started coming in. Do you think there's a chance any markings will come through in the spring when she sheds out?
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post #13 of 17 Old 11-29-2012, 02:17 PM
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nope, sadly, if she wasnt born with it, you wont see it. Unless she is an appy or a gray!
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post #14 of 17 Old 11-29-2012, 06:15 PM
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In some circles years ago, color was frowned upon. The King Ranch used to always breed for solid horses. When I was young solid horses were considered better work horses...probably not true, but that's what many people believed...
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post #15 of 17 Old 11-29-2012, 11:06 PM
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It also depends on the breed. There are a handful of breeds that frown upon any white or have just had it bred out. Fjords and Friesians, for example. Small stars pop up once in a while, but are uncommon in both breeds.

And my personal microcosm with this: I board at a barn with 31 horses and only two are entirely solid. One is a Trakehner and one is a QH/WB cross.
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post #16 of 17 Old 11-30-2012, 12:00 AM
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Kigers are another breed that seek to keep white markings to a bare minimum.
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post #17 of 17 Old 11-30-2012, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Eolith View Post
Kigers are another breed that seek to keep white markings to a bare minimum.
There's a yearling mustang at my barn that is from one of Kiger ranges (IIRC) and he's completely solid. I didn't realize that was specifically a desired trait for them
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