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post #1 of 6 Old 10-10-2012, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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Upside down dorsal stripe?

I was looking through my photo's and I saw this. It's Zoey's belly. To me it looks like a dorsal stripe, but it's n her belly. Anyone know what it actually is?
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-10-2012, 12:39 AM
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This is a ventral stripe. It's another primitive marking, similar to dorsal stripes. It can be caused by dun, but in her case it is caused by grey.

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post #3 of 6 Old 10-10-2012, 10:16 AM
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All of my greys have (or HAD in Rosie's case, since she is all white now) that.

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my grulla has one also, kinda cute!
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Grey often causes random faux-primitive markings. It's not uncommon as part of the greying process. It IS pretty cool though.

I have a friend who has a true grey dun and SHE is darker on the face, has strong shoulder barring, leg barring, and a distinct dorsal stripe. It will all grey out eventually, sadly, but for a while at least she will be quite openly dun.

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post #6 of 6 Old 10-10-2012, 04:54 PM
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My Grulla (greying out) has this! never knew what it was till now, thanks

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