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    12-02-2011, 01:43 PM
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Weanling
Why is white fur longer then brown?

So my husband and I noticed that Dakotas white fur was longer then her brown why is this?
     
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    12-02-2011, 01:58 PM
  #2
Trained
It's just one of those things that is different from horse to horse. One of my mares, her color fur is longer than the white. As far as I know there is nothing but genetics that causes this.
     
    12-02-2011, 02:00 PM
  #3
Started
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Originally Posted by NdAppy    
It's just one of those things that is different from horse to horse. One of my mares, her color fur is longer than the white. As far as I know there is nothing but genetics that causes this.
koda is that way. Amuses me greatly with his fuzzy spotted butt. :P
     
    12-02-2011, 05:49 PM
  #4
Foal
I like when they shed out their winter coats...my Spotted Saddle Horse pony, the white hair is almost all gone and fallen out while the black hair is still hanging on for dear life in the spring. My vet finds it hilarious.
     
    12-02-2011, 06:11 PM
  #5
Trained
My mare's dapples are a different texture/length than the rest of her hair, so when she is fluffed up, she looks rather like a pufferfish.
     
    12-02-2011, 06:18 PM
  #6
Foal
Speaking of dapples...I've noticed in the summer, when I bathe my haffy, while she doesn't have very visible dapples, her hair dries in the pattern of dapples...so when she is halfway done drying, she looks VERY dappled! LOL
     
    12-02-2011, 06:43 PM
  #7
Started
With my paints I do find the white does come in earlier & fluffier than the solid.Also find the white hair starts to shed off sooner than the others in the spring.
     
    12-03-2011, 12:04 AM
  #8
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by paintedpastures    
With my paints I do find the white does come in earlier & fluffier than the solid.Also find the white hair starts to shed off sooner than the others in the spring.
Same here! Rodeo is already much fluffier, lol, on his white spots, and face than he is with the chestnut....
     
    12-03-2011, 12:12 AM
  #9
Weanling
Our mustang is black, but when she gets her winter fuzz you can see lots of raised dapple spots. Our colt has a very fluffy coat your hand can get lost in his winter fuzz.
     

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