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post #11 of 21 Old 06-20-2011, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by NdAppy View Post
I wouldn't say wild bay Chiilaa. Looks like normal bay. The black legs tend to stay low while young. Betting as a 2-year-old she would have "regular" bay legs.

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post #12 of 21 Old 06-20-2011, 08:15 PM
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Derp. Sorry. It's been a looooonnnnggg day. *hides under a rock*
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*raises hand* Guilty, that was me .

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post #14 of 21 Old 06-21-2011, 06:11 AM
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I had a bit a look around about genetics and colors and found this description of rabicano here.
QUite interesting are the "grades" or noise of this coloring.
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post #15 of 21 Old 06-21-2011, 10:28 AM
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A friend's Arabian is colored like that. I said he was a rabicano and she said it was age...he is only 20 so I don't think so. Our barn owner raised him and raced him as a young fellow and now he trail rides. Sakkara has the side markings exactly like that and is a sorrel color with the streaky tail...he is pretty!

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post #16 of 21 Old 06-22-2011, 08:50 AM
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Easy, bay rabicano. i'm not an expert but i can tell. so pretty with the frosting looking coat

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post #17 of 21 Old 06-22-2011, 09:24 AM
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Definitely rabicano. I had a minimally expressed rabicano, he had white flecking on his flanks but no skunk tail. More flecking came out as he got older but it was definitely there when I got him at 5yo.
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post #18 of 21 Old 06-22-2011, 01:01 PM
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Sabino? Look up Elements Arabians all of hers are sabino arabs
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post #19 of 21 Old 06-22-2011, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by LuvMyPerlinoQH View Post
Sabino? Look up Elements Arabians all of hers are sabino arabs
Sabino has a similar 'roaning' effect but all sabino horses have a white lower lip and jagged edges to their leg markings. This is classic rabicano patterning - which CAN come in conjunction with sabino, but a horse doesn't have to be sabino to be rabicano.

My anglo arab is a sabino, he has uneven/jagged socks on 3 legs and a star/stripe/snip conjoined, plus a white lip and belly splash. He is what would be considered minimally expressed regardless. And he has no roaning at all.

I had a rabicano. No white on the legs, small star on the face, minimally expressed rabicano with flecking through the flanks, body and neck and the odd white hair in his tail.

I have also photographed a medium-expression rabicano warmblood. He had significant visible roaning at the flanks and a marked skunk tail.

I firmly stand by my assessment of rabicano here.

Edit; search google images ;) rabicano horse versus sabino horse. They are very different, and rabicano matches this filly to the letter.
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post #20 of 21 Old 06-23-2011, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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thank you everyone. I sent the info to the filly's owner and she was thrilled to learn about rabicano and agrees that is what the filly is.

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