Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Far From Sanity
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To Piaffe - I agree, it would be interesting if the source of the striping on the OP's mare could be pinned down, although keep in mind the DNA would be the same for the entire body - it would not (and could not) vary from one part of the body to the next...[/QUOTE]
The way it was explained to me by Animal Genetics testing (whom I had test my brindle) was that Chimerism could be verified by them finding two seperate sets of dna. Two twins fusing therefore two seperate horses. So not literally body parts are from one horse and some from another,but rather the actual hairs. So even though they didnt Find two different dnas from the hairs I pulled chimerism couldnt be completely ruled out because hair from another area could have had the other dna. *shrugs*..... Just what the person there explained to me.