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MyLittlePonies 01-19-2012 11:34 PM

Zebra Stripes?
 
Does anyone know how zebra stripes show up in their genes?http://static.equine.com/listing_ima...4569318_hd.jpg

amp23 01-19-2012 11:39 PM

I don't know a whole lot, but I know dun horses get the striping like that. I think it's pretty cool. Pretty soon the people who know more about colors/genetics will chime in and can tell you more :)

Poseidon 01-20-2012 03:31 PM

It's leg barring, which is also called zebra barring. It's one of the primitive markings that are put on a horse by the dun gene. The other primitive markings are cobwebbing on the face, a dorsal stripe, and shoulder barring.

smrobs 01-20-2012 03:33 PM

Like Po said, it is most often caused by the dun gene, though there are some horses that exhibit some leg barring with nothing more than the sooty gene.


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