B&W Tobiano... right? - Page 7 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #61 of 64 Old 12-05-2012, 01:19 AM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sterling, Virginia, USA
Posts: 750
• Horses: 1
Originally Posted by nikelodeon79 View Post
I would like to point out that I specifically asked if there was anything else going on besides the tobiano. Honestly, I would've been disappointed to hear the generic term "tovero" because I was looking for a more in depth answer.

I may not know much about genetics, but one semester in college was enough to tell me that characteristics don't "just happen." There our a genetic explanation for everything, even if we don't know exactly what that is.

Thanks to all who responded.
Posted via Mobile Device
Apologies on my part.

Seems there's always a good debate to be had in the majority of color threads.

I agree that your boy has something else going on besides the Tobiano, as something is causing his face white (and I'm obviously a keen supporter of any of the overo genes causing white markings). I find it very interesting that his body markings are almost symmetrical, unless photos were flipped. He's absolutely stunning.

ʀ ɛ ɴ ,-------------
"Who rescued who?"
---------ċ ᴀ ʀ ʅ ʏ
Reno Bay is offline  
post #62 of 64 Old 12-05-2012, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Range, WI
Posts: 1,977
• Horses: 8
Yes the markings are very, very similar on both sides. He does have an odd, light circle marking on his right flank. I was wondering if it was an actual marking or due to an injury.
Posted via Mobile Device
nikelodeon79 is offline  
post #63 of 64 Old 12-05-2012, 12:54 PM
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 241
• Horses: 3
Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum View Post
SunnyMeade, that actually made A LOT of sense! Thank you for that analogy!
Posted via Mobile Device
Your welcome :)
That's how I explain it to my less color understanding horsey friends.

"Chaos is a friend of mine"
Bob Dylan
SunnyMeadeFarm is offline  
post #64 of 64 Old 12-05-2012, 11:09 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: I'm right Here!!
Posts: 337
• Horses: 0
Originally Posted by Chiilaa View Post
Regarding positioning of white markings, it is thought that as well as genes turning the white on in certain areas, the foal's position in the womb can have an effect on the way the white expresses too. That became evident when they started cloning horses, check these guys out. They are all clones of one horse.

I was thinking something like that, but wasn't sure.. Cloning is so creepy, lol. I can't wait to see what kinds of genetic mutations they make.. What if they cloned a talking horse?.. Or a horse that barked like a dog, lol.. Just creepy!
twp is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bay Tobiano?? FalineDear Horse Colors and Genetics 2 11-21-2012 08:18 PM
Tobiano with....? Ladybug2001 Horse Colors and Genetics 1 08-10-2012 09:55 PM
Tobiano and.... What? jingojewel Horse Colors and Genetics 21 06-16-2012 09:30 PM
Tobiano,Tovero-tobiano/sabino? ladytaurean515 Horse Colors and Genetics 23 04-03-2012 10:09 PM
New Tobiano! irisheyes12 Art and Craft Work 9 07-02-2008 02:37 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome