I am a fan of Appaloosas, but their genetics to me are nothing less than confusing. I know that true snowcaps and few spots are homozygous for color and will pass on color to 100% of their foals. (Of course how it is expressed varies from foal to foal.) Correct? Then I was reading on a specific line of leopard to leopard breeding, getting leopard foals for generations. I am familiar with LP and PATN, but which ones govern which traits?
Basically, I would love for someone to break this down to me. How can people get exclusively leopard foals? Is it LP that adds the spots, then PATN that governs patterns such as snowcaps and blankets? Or am I completely wrong? I wouldn't mind admitting it if someone can turn me in the right direction. Thanks in advance for those who can enlighten me. Also, visuals aid in the learning process, so examples would be fabulous. Disregard the fact that I will jump at the chance to stare at a picture of an appaloosa for hours.