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post #11 of 13 Old 10-16-2007, 07:22 PM
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She is a registered TB no mottling. I always thought she was grey but since she didn't have black skin I wondered. I read a few more horse color sites and didn't see anything about black skin, wonder where that came from

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post #12 of 13 Old 10-16-2007, 09:53 PM
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Oh, it's probably just one of those old tales that get started when someone does their own "study" lol I like Wikpedia but I also take some things posted there with a grain of salt.

I believe the Jockey Club registers greys and roans in the same category. That seems odd. lol Yet a roan is born roan and a grey is born solid. Both must have a parent with the respective gene tho. Now I'm curious tho and shall have to go check the color of all my horses skin.

I do think there is a ton of info to be learned about colors in horses. New testing is available for things that used to be a coin toss. It's not so simple anymore. lol

Btw, can someone tell me how to get pics into my gallery. I am not finding a way to upload. When I click on the upload button I am sent back to the photo page.. Did I miss a hoop? lol
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post #13 of 13 Old 10-16-2007, 11:56 PM
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Grey is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a pattern. More accuratly Grey is a modifier. This is because Grey an ongoing process of depigmentation of the colored hairs. Grey slowly removes the pigment from the base color, other modifiers (such as Mealy & Sooty) and dilution genes (such as Cream & Dun) that make up the original color of the horse. Grey has the unique ability to mask everything including any Pinto or Appaloosa patterns. No color is safe when Grey is present, as all horses that carry the Greying gene will end up a shade of grey or white. For this reason some breeders do not like to have mares or stallions in their breeding herd.[/img]
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