OK - So I've never been into paints or pintos- or grays for that matter
(not a fan at all & said I'd never have one)- then Murphy struck (on both accounts
) & I ended up with a Pinto filly- I fell for her blue eyes lol.
I got her as a yearling, her sire & dam are both reg Tobiano pintos as is she & I just thought she had blue eyes due to being a pinto/tobiano. I started to look more into the genetics behind blue eyes (I love her blue eyes) & found out about Splash, then found out tobiano doesnt cause blue eyes?
...at least that seems to be the consensus anyway
& she shouldnt even really have a blaze if she's simply a tobiano either?
I am thinking I'd like to get a foal out of her when she's older, so her markings/colouration have become more relevant than just pretty blue eyes & fun to ponder over
So am I correct in thinking she is a Splash, Tobiano, Buckskin (I assume she is smutty/countershaded bay base due to her sire being bay & dam looking flat buckskin, however she does have the much paler tan flanks, muzzle & eye areas that Seal Browns have & goes MUCH darker over winter than in summer, so unless her Seal Brown looking brother is also out of the same sire, I'm sticking with Dk bay rather than having her tested as that test alone will cost approx $100nz)
If in doubt which pattern should I test for to get the clearest idea on her colouration?
As a foal with her dam-
few mths old
As a yearling
1 & 1/2yrs
Her dam -
Her sire -
As a foal