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WalnutPixie 01-04-2012 02:43 PM

An interesting observation on zebras -is this one a BAB?-
 
I got to visit a really great game park/zoo over the holidays and while I was there I noticed an interesting variation in the color of one of the zebras. I've been studying horse color genetics and I'm sure that zebras must be different, but doesn't this one look for all the world like a bad ass brown?:shock:
I thought I'd share these pictures I took because personally I find it fascinating. What do you guys think?

This is the Zebra in question, she is an adult and a part of the park's breeding program. The pictures are kind of dark but you can see that her nose is orange instead of black.

http://www.horseforum.com/members/18...6038-24484.jpg

Now compare her to one of the other mares in the herd. See the difference?
http://www.horseforum.com/members/18...6042-24483.jpg

Here are a couple of comparison shots:
http://www.horseforum.com/members/18...6026-24485.jpg

(In this one she's in the far left corner)
http://www.horseforum.com/members/18...6061-24482.jpg


If there is any similarity to horse genetics, she would be black based just like her friends but also with a brown gene, right?

Also, I just can't help but to share a picture of their adorable little filly. I'm pretty sure that she was a month old when I took this. She was all over the place! Hence the blurry-ness.
http://www.horseforum.com/members/18...6200-24481.jpg

New_image 01-04-2012 05:22 PM

These pictures just make me want a Zebra all the more. I think they are the coolest little things!

(I know that doesn't help you)

WalnutPixie 01-04-2012 10:06 PM

I know, I love them too! I think they are possibly the cutest equines out there (besides my own horse, of course).

Can I get away with sharing another picture without this thread being moved out of color and genetics? The resident stallion zebra came over to the bus, looked up at the driver, and opened his mouth really wide. He was begging for zebra cookies!
http://www.horseforum.com/members/18...kies-24535.jpg

Country Woman 01-05-2012 12:05 AM

Did you know that zebra stripes are different no 2 are the
same
also from what I know Zebras are unmanageable and can`t
be ridden
but the are cute that`s for sure

Chiilaa 01-05-2012 12:25 AM

Do you have any side on pics of her whole body?

bubba13 01-05-2012 12:59 AM

Can't ride zebras, eh?




Honestly, OP, they all look like they have a touch of a mealy muzzle to me.

MangoRoX87 01-05-2012 11:22 AM

Wouldn't it be awesome....
If Zebra's had fun colored stripes..like normal horse colors where the black stripes go....I want a varnish roan zebra or a bay pintaloosa zebra! LOL

DuffyDuck 01-05-2012 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Country Woman (Post 1294365)
Did you know that zebra stripes are different no 2 are the
same
also from what I know Zebras are unmanageable and can`t
be ridden
but the are cute that`s for sure


You obviously never watched Racing Stripes..

Country Woman 01-05-2012 02:08 PM

that is only a movie

Country Woman 01-05-2012 02:09 PM

and rare to be able to ride a Zebra


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