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post #1 of 15 Old 01-27-2012, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
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Western riders/breeders/persons... is this even possible?

Appaloosa

Says its a grey appaloosa... I thought appaloosas had spots o.0

Either way, just curious to learn.. and I like him, might give up my dressage dreams and become a western rider
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post #2 of 15 Old 01-27-2012, 03:30 AM
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Grey is like a blanket. The horse can have any colour underneath, including appaloosa and pinto markings, and eventually, the grey will cover it completely.

Also, Appaloosas don't necessarily need to be spotted. A high percentage of the breed is, but many are not.

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post #3 of 15 Old 01-27-2012, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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Oh right, thanks Chiilaa!

He's a handsome boy though!
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He's lovely! And if I could afford him/had the space he'd be mine now, don't care whether he's spotty or not ;)
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Grey covers spots. Varnish roan normally does not. That is why most people don't breed grey Appys, although there is nothing intrinsically wrong with it...one of the best known grey Appys was Alias Smith and Jones, grandsire of the great Hall of Fame Appy Dreamfinder...

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My mom's gelding is an appaloosa and while he's not as solid as this guy, he will be soon. He have very minimal "spotting" and is fading more and more each year.

Like everyone else said, not all apps are spotty!

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post #7 of 15 Old 01-27-2012, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!
I have no idea about how colour genetics work ;) Might sit down and figure it out one day!!

Showed mum.. she was like.. you sure you want a dressage horse aha!
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Question: Is that really a gray Appaloosa or is he just a few spot? His skin looks awfully pink to be gray...
If he had originally had spots that grayed, wouldn't those spots still be kind of noticeable due to the gray skin, like how you can see splotches of white vs "color" on a grayed out paint?

I don't know, just on a fact finding mission here... haha

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Nice horse Duffy
Hope you get him

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CW, I'm not really getting him lol, I was joking about swapping dressage for western ;)

I just wanted to see about the colour!
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