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post #1 of 11 Old 10-07-2012, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Are They Really Dapples?

So as the titles suggests, I was wondering if these are actual dapples and not something like fungal scarring. He has recently just put some weight on. They don't look like your average dapples.

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post #2 of 11 Old 10-08-2012, 09:28 PM
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No, not fungal scarring or anything - your horse is part leopard! Wow, what stunning markings!
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post #3 of 11 Old 10-08-2012, 09:38 PM
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You're not the only one- I've seen a couple threads about this recently!

Strange Giraffe Pattern Appeared on Coat, Help!! (pictures)

There's not a consensus on whether it is or isn't fungal related, so I'd treat with an anti-fungal shampoo just in case.
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Thanks for the help. Also will upload a couple more photos soon in case anyone else wants to see more pictures. :)
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Is the horse in question grey based?

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post #6 of 11 Old 10-09-2012, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Is the horse in question grey based?
No, he is 23 and has always been black.
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post #7 of 11 Old 10-09-2012, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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More pictures:

Last week

A month ago when they first started

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post #8 of 11 Old 10-09-2012, 11:14 AM
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If that is fungal scaring I would mind a couple of my horses getting it!! LOL!! Those markings are very nice. It just looks like he is getting lighter or greyer with age and lightening. They look like my TB's marking in the winter. He is a very dark dapple grey and most people think the is an appy.
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post #9 of 11 Old 10-09-2012, 11:58 AM
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Looks like dappling. Mu bay mare dapples sometimes and her dapples look just like that, only light brown...

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post #10 of 11 Old 10-10-2012, 04:08 AM
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Crazy. I saw pics of a saddlebred mare earlier who had INTENSE giraffe markings. It was amazing. But no clue what they're from
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