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MelissaAnn 03-08-2013 08:37 AM

Buckskin AND bay?
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Hey you guys! Have any of you ever seen photos of Timeless Assets? He is a big Bay APHA with buckskin on both sides of his neck and shoulder. He is currently showing in my hometown this weekend so I want to check him out because I love genetics.

However, because I am a color snob, saying "he is buckskin and bay" personally offends me. haha. Obviously he has two large gold spots, is a chimera, or has a genetic mutation. Tell me what you guys think! I found these pictures via google.

Peppy Barrel Racing 03-08-2013 09:08 AM

That's a neat looking horse. I'm not sure what that is exactly maybe somatic mutation...???
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MelissaAnn 03-08-2013 09:20 AM

according to all breed pedigree, his sire is bay and his dam is sorrell. so he has to be a bay or a chestnut. Looks like even if he was a chimera, buckskin wouldnt be possible. So somatic mutation looks likely. What the difference between somatic mutation and a really large gold spot, genetically?

Peppy Barrel Racing 03-08-2013 09:22 AM

He is definitely bay and I didn't consider that it could be a large gold spot? That would be neat as well. :-)
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mls 03-08-2013 10:11 AM

Tri color paint. Not uncommon.

texasgal 03-08-2013 10:18 AM


Originally Posted by mls (Post 1928498)
Tri color paint. Not uncommon.

LOL .. mls ...

Peppy Barrel Racing 03-08-2013 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by mls (Post 1928498)
Tri color paint. Not uncommon.

This is an incorrect statement, true tri color paints are uncommon a bay horse with paint genes is not a tri color paint. It's just a bay horse with white patterns. These are real tri color paints also a chimeras.
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MelissaAnn 03-08-2013 10:23 AM


Originally Posted by mls (Post 1928498)
Tri color paint. Not uncommon.

tri-colored paint is not even a correct term. Bay paint is what you are looking for. The black, brown, and white is because he is a bay pinto. I am just wondering what genetically is causing his gold spots.

NdAppy 03-08-2013 10:49 AM

The gold spot is just a somatic mutation IMPO. He just happens to have an extremely large one :lol:

verona1016 03-08-2013 11:34 AM

I'd go with some kind of localized mutation as well. I can't find any pictures of him in natural light where I'd really describe the lighter area as gold or buckskin, it's only in some of the indoor ones that I can see a slight yellowish hue to it.

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