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post #1 of 4 Old 12-29-2012, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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white hairs??

just curious, but my gelding is a red dun and he has a few random like white hairs in his mane, it seems some of them are snow white all the way through, and some are snow white then half way through change back to red.

What is this from or why does this happen?

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post #2 of 4 Old 12-29-2012, 01:05 PM
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Probably can't tell for sure without picture but they are probably guard hairs from the Dun dilution gene.

Here my Dunskin Jackpot. See the white guard hairs on the top of his tail and on through the top of his mane? Those are guard hairs.


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post #3 of 4 Old 12-29-2012, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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ohhh okay lol, his mane only has like a handful of strands, not many, but his tail is red with alot of different strands of darker colors and lighter colors, some white. But they all grow out red...

My grulla though has red like gaurd hairs though.
But my gelding doesnt really have the whole effect of the "gaurd hairs" your talking about maybe his is less of a trait in him personally?

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post #4 of 4 Old 12-29-2012, 07:32 PM
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It is not unusual for any horse to have some "random" white ticking through their coat somewhere. Further, it is far more common to see on a red based horse.
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