Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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No. That's where the confusion is.
A horse that is frame is a horse with one copy of the gene. A frame horse always has the chance to produce a lethal foal if bred to another frame horse. There is no separation of the two.
The confusion in this case is the term "overo". Ditch it. It is a stupid term that causes confusion just like this, and this is the confusion that often ends with a lethal foal. "Overo" simply means "ummm, a white pattern, pretty sure it's not tobiano, can't be bothered figuring out what it is". In reality, there are quite a few different white patterns, so three of them are being lumped together under "overo" - frame, splash, and sabino. We know enough now to separate these three and should do so.
Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.