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OTTBLover 07-09-2011 08:08 AM

What would these white spots on a TB mare be called?
 
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Hi everyone!

I recently bought a OTTB mare, and she has some interesting white spots on her rump.

I was wondering if they have a special name? I was thinking maybe rabicano but they look like spots then roaning...

I threw in a pic of her pretty face, just because I could! :D

Chiilaa 07-09-2011 08:12 AM

They look like Birdcatcher spots to me :)

Taffy Clayton 07-09-2011 09:23 AM

She does have a pretty face!!! I have never heard of birdcatcher spots?

OTTBLover 07-09-2011 09:28 AM

Thanks Taffy!! I think so too - but I am most certainly biased!

I googled them - they are named after the famous Brindle TB Stallion Birdcatcher who is amazing!

I was only researching him a few weeks back!

Chiilaa 07-09-2011 09:28 AM

Birdcatcher spots are small white spots, usually between 1 mm and 1 inch (25.4 mm) in diameter. It is not yet known what controls their expression, although it is believed that they are not genetic. Birdcatcher spots occur in many breeds. These spots may occur late in a horse's life, or may occur and then disappear. The name comes from a TB stallion called Birdcatcher who had some odd white markings.

OTTBLover 07-09-2011 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Chiilaa (Post 1090755)
They look like Birdcatcher spots to me :)

Oops - I was supposed to say thanks!! Thank you!

Chiilaa 07-09-2011 09:31 AM

You're welcome :-)

OTTBLover 07-09-2011 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by OTTBLover (Post 1090785)
Thanks Taffy!! I think so too - but I am most certainly biased!

I googled them - they are named after the famous Brindle TB Stallion Birdcatcher who is amazing!

I was only researching him a few weeks back!

Oh dear... I need to go to bed I think!

Birdcatcher is a famous stallion from the 1800's....

Catch A Bird is the brindle TB....

Don't mind me, its almost midnight here, and waaaay past my bedtime!!


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