Originally Posted by NdAppy
Frame is a color pattern that the stallion carries. A horse may also carry this pattern without any visual indicators (in other words be solid). Breeding Frame to Frame has a 25% chance of producing a foal that will live no longer than 72 hours and die in horrible pain from colic like symptoms due to an incomplete digestive track if they are not humanely euthanized.
The live foal guarantee that they have will not cover lethal foals... as they do stand and nurse...
Are you wanting to breed to him because of his color pattern? If so he only has a 50% chance of passing on the frame overo gene which is causing his patterning and there is no guarantee that the foal would be colored.
O wow, Does the possible lethal foal only happen frame overo to frame overo? My filly has not been tested for frame overo, but she is a solid buckskin paint. Both of her parents were tabianos. But like you said above, the frame gene can be carried in a solid paint? I am not wanting to breed to him because of his color, although its very pretty, but I am more concerned about the conformation. Posted via Mobile Device