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WSArabians 10-09-2012 01:36 PM

Grey? Chestnut? What do you think...
 
Purebred Arabian mare. Not mine, I just thought she was wicked.cool
I've never seen a horse grey out (or not?!) like this before.

Love N' War Arabian - description

whiskeynoo 10-09-2012 01:47 PM

Is this not chimera or something?

verona1016 10-09-2012 01:55 PM

I believe that's a bloodmark- essentially a high concentration of flea bite marks. Here's a page that has a few other horses that have similar markings, including one on the face: http://www.ultimatehorsesite.com/colors/bloodmarks.html

http://www.ultimatehorsesite.com/ima...oalunknown.jpg

NdAppy 10-09-2012 02:42 PM

It's a blood mark. It's not a high concentration of flea bites. It lack of grey in that area. that spot will never change unlike the rest of the horse.

countryryder 10-09-2012 02:46 PM

She is awesomely cool!

Bridgertrot 10-09-2012 08:26 PM

Appy, is there anything in particular that causes the lack of greying in the area?

Dreamcatcher Arabians 10-09-2012 08:45 PM

That's Billy Glosser's mare Warface. She's heavily flea bit in that area and it will stay bay like that and won't grey out. But she is grey.

Poseidon 10-09-2012 09:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bridgertrot (Post 1712924)
Appy, is there anything in particular that causes the lack of greying in the area?

Either just a strange combination of fleabite location or possibly a somatic mutation, where that random spot on her face missed the genetic memo that it was supposed to grey as well.

Remali 10-10-2012 12:25 AM

I've seen a few Arabians like that. She's a fleabitten grey, with what they call the bloody mark on her face (quite often you see the bloody shouldered horses).

http://www.ultimatehorsesite.com/colors/bloodmarks.html

KJsDustyDash 10-10-2012 02:01 AM

Warface! What a great name!


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