Originally Posted by Chiilaa
Because Overo is wrong too. Overo covers three different white patterns, one of which is lethal in homozygous form. Why continue to use outdated terminology that puts horses at risk - oh she's not frame, she's overo, so I can breed her to this other pretty tovero here...
I do agree with this! I get a lot of people who immediately assume every overo and tovero carries the lethal white gene which is extremely wrong. Only frame do and therefore the three types of overo need to be differentiated from. Just like splash's tend to have a higher chance of deafness due to a lack of pigmentation inside the ear - this is a SPLASH characteristic, not an overo one. :)