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post #1 of 3 Old 11-10-2012, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Does my mare have appaloosa characteristics?

Okay, so I have posted before here about my mare's breed (still have no clue) However, it has come to my attention after giving her a bath a while ago that she appears to have what I think is mottling on her teets! In addition she has a jagged coronet with what looks like spot that gets cut off by her hoof lol. Lastly, she also has sclera. When she is relaxed you still see some it in the corners of her eyes - when she get's super excited and/or alert it REALLY pops out. Oh, and she is chestnut.

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Lots of horses have mottled skin around their genital areas without having any appy blood. My gray gelding, who is most definitely not carrying any sort of LP gene (Appaloosa gene) has mottled skin between his legs and under his tail.

Also, white sclera, by itself, doesn't prove much either. There are lots of full blood QHs out there that have white sclera on one or both eyes. Some of the pinto genes will cause a horse to have white sclera even if they don't have any excessive white markings.

Unless she had some obvious mottling on her face or under her tail, I would say that the mottling on her teats is not an expression of LP.

Of course, the only way to tell for sure if she carried LP would be to test her.
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Lots of horses have mottled skin around their genital areas without having any appy blood. My gray gelding, who is most definitely not carrying any sort of LP gene (Appaloosa gene) has mottled skin between his legs and under his tail.

Also, white sclera, by itself, doesn't prove much either. There are lots of full blood QHs out there that have white sclera on one or both eyes. Some of the pinto genes will cause a horse to have white sclera even if they don't have any excessive white markings.

Unless she had some obvious mottling on her face or under her tail, I would say that the mottling on her teats is not an expression of LP.

Of course, the only way to tell for sure if she carried LP would be to test her.
Thanks! It's so hard to find information on the Lp gene! But now I am kind of bummed out because I wanted to think I figured out at least something about her breeding lol
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