Got the test results for my filly just now & I'm a bit surprised at the results (aside from Tobiano) to be honest.
N/N - No evidence for the altered sequence detected.
Sabino 1 Result:
N/N - No evidence of altered sequence detected.
TO/TO - Two copies of altered sequence. Horse is homozygous for Tobiano. All offspring will inherit Tobiano.
Splashed White SW-1 Result:
N/N - No copies of SW-1 mutation.
Splashed White SW-2 Result:
N/N - No copies of SW-2 mutation.
Splashed White SW-3 Result:
N/N - No copies of SW-3 mutation.
Pic of filly
So I'm going to HAVE to do her life registration as Tobiano now- until proven otherwise, as As far as the Pinto society goes, if they test neg for all Overo genes they are Tobiano period (which isn't necessarily a bad thing tbh ), nor will the breeder want to test her stallion now either
So where to from here?
I've read somewhere that there is a lab/ geneticist (not sure which/who), that is taking those horse's results whom should be Splash White, yet have tested neg for it- (I remember someone saying this is what had been done with their own horse/s who tested neg) to be part of an on going study for more splash white patterns.
Is this a line worth pursuing?
If so where is that/who do I contact please?
After coming on here I'd been convinced she wasn't "just" Tobiano & well I still believe she isn't "just" tobiano, she has proven to be neg for ALL Overo patterns that can be tested for aside from DW (which I don't think she comes close to having), so that is what Im going to have to call her- a Tobiano Isnt it?
I also have to pass on the info to her breeder (she's on the pinto society)- who was told categorically & convinced that my filly & her stallion were only tobiano (that all her horses were in that regard, so that's what she tested for) & my filly's blue eyes came from being a buckskin tobiano.
I hadn't managed to convince her breeder 100% other wise yet, but she was open to testing her stallion based on my filly's results, however these results wont help one bit with proving that Tobiano's don't have face white, as science has so far disproven it in her case