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skipsangelheir 05-30-2013 01:48 PM

weird marking on quarter horse, any ideas what it is?
 
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I found this horse for sale on an ad on facebook. The owner says she is a 5 year old registered quarter horse, but I have never seen a marking like this. Any ideas what it is?

Critter sitter 05-30-2013 01:50 PM

just looks like a Tall paint to me but I am not a color expert..

NdAppy 05-30-2013 01:53 PM

Its a somatic mutation.

barebackbeautyqueen 05-30-2013 01:53 PM

maybe a quarter and a paint? But I dunno. Pretty horse.. Shows more signs of a paint than a quarter horse.
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skipsangelheir 05-30-2013 01:55 PM

Is that the one where there were twins but one took over?
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CatrinaB87 05-30-2013 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by skipsangelheir (Post 2657393)
Is that the one where there were twins but one took over?
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Chimerism?

I read an article once about horses that get a certian kind of fungal infection on the skin and once the infection is gone, the hair is a lighter color, like it scars the pigment in the skin, and this looks a lot like those pictures.

Peppy Barrel Racing 05-30-2013 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by NdAppy (Post 2657337)
Its a somatic mutation.

I agree somatic mutation
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BlueSpark 05-30-2013 03:59 PM

I've seen this on two horses(other than this one) both in the same region, both chestnuts. One was a random qh mare at an auction, one was an appendix gelding my BO raised. His sire was chesnut qh, his dam chesnut appendix. It appears to be some fluke mutation, none of the other foals by the mare or stallion had that marking.

Cacowgirl 05-30-2013 04:52 PM

Sounds like you may have a unique horse there. I like it, do you?

Tryst 05-30-2013 06:53 PM

Yes it does look like a somatic mutation. It is an area that the genes for a certain color get switched off in embryo for unknown reason. In this case one area got the gene for gray and the rest didn't.


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