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TheRoughrider21 04-10-2010 04:39 PM

Blue Eyes?
Is it only Paints that have blue eyes or can any breed have them? The only horses I've seen with blue eyes are Paints so I was wondering if it was a breed thing. Thanks! =)

equiniphile 04-10-2010 04:41 PM

Someone try to get CloudsMystique to partake in this thread. She has a horse that's not a paint, nor does the horse have any pinto markings, other than blue eyes

TheRoughrider21 04-10-2010 04:42 PM

^ so any breed can have them?

horsea 04-10-2010 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by TheRoughrider21 (Post 601125)
^ so any breed can have them?

I believe so. My friend has a solid black minature pony with a white stripe and he has 2 blue eyes. He has no painted lineage. I think he is gorgeous when he doesn't have all his fuzz :)

PaintHorseMares 04-10-2010 05:27 PM

Any breed can have blue's just not common (in general).

thunderhooves 04-10-2010 05:48 PM

Cloudsmystique's mare is, if im correct, a FoxTrotter with no paint lineage.

AztecBaby 04-10-2010 06:33 PM

Yeah my Quarter Pony has blue eyes, she's a cremello.

thunderhooves 04-10-2010 06:35 PM

Actually........ any breed that can have a cremello can have blue eyes.

TheRoughrider21 04-10-2010 07:35 PM

Thanks! I was just wondering because we were having a convo at the barn and this question just came up and no one really knew.

Eastowest 04-10-2010 08:37 PM

Blue eyes are also a trait of the splash white pattern-- splash is found in many breeds besides paints/pintos-- in its minimal form it makes face/leg markings that wouldn't be considered paint/pinto, but in its more highly expressed for it can cause belly/body white that would be considered paint/pinto.

Here is a registered Appaloosa mare who has minimal Splash (IMO) and has 2 3/4 blue eyes. She produced a couple of foals which also had blue eyes, but she never produced foals with pinto markings.

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