What are these light spots?

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    04-09-2012, 10:06 PM
What are these light spots?

Background: 1 year old APHA Solid-Bred Palomino filly. Still shedding her winter fluff...I found these underneath when she started to blow her coat. The skin under these spots is black. She also has 2 Bend-Or spots. I havent found more of these light colored ones, just right across her back. Havent seen this before. Enlighten me. *Sorry about the size*

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    04-09-2012, 10:25 PM
I have sorrel BS paint, he is getting more & more of those as well. I call them his "I was trying to be a regular paint but this is all I could manage" spots. He has lots of white hairs in his coat as well, something I haven't seen in my other solids. As for a technical term, I don't know, color never interested me....go figure, I own paints.
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    04-09-2012, 11:56 PM
Looks very similar to my coming 2 yr old who is turning gray. But to do that your horse would have to have at least one gray parent.
    04-10-2012, 12:07 AM
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I am interested in learning what those would be called from the genetics experts

I had a BS paint years ago that was a chestnut (out of chestnut parents) that had a palomino colored spot on her upper hind leg near her tail. Wish I had taken some good pictures of it before I sold her. Then I had a palomino gelding with a grey smutty spot on his rear (about the same location as the spot on the totally unrelated chestnut mare). Always made baths interesting, never looked quite clean in that spot. LOL
    04-10-2012, 12:51 AM
Dam is a BS Palomino, Sire is a bay QH


She does have quite a bit of grey in her tail...
    04-10-2012, 01:07 AM
Originally Posted by Duren    
Dam is a BS Palomino, Sire is a bay QH


She does have quite a bit of grey in her tail...
Sooty palomino maybe? But that doesn't really explain the white spots. They don't look like dapples.
    04-10-2012, 01:11 AM
She could definitely be considered sooty when she has her full summer coat. Here is the picture I bought her off of. I don't know how old she was in the picture. I'm guessing 5ish months. Her legs arent that dark yet this year.

    04-10-2012, 01:12 AM
She's very pretty!

I have a friend with a sooty palomino who is so dark she almost looks silver dapple.
    04-10-2012, 01:17 AM
Thanks! I'd post recent pics but she's in the gangly phase.
    04-10-2012, 11:06 AM
Bird catcher spots or scaring of some sort.

As for the grey in her tail. That means nothing. She does not have a grey parent so cannot be grey herself.

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