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Re: Horse color?
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2017, 11:36:29 AM »

It doesnt look like lacing to me but she does look to have dapples. :D
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Re: Horse color?
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2017, 05:47:20 PM »

Most times in lacing in appaloosas, you see a less wide lacing.  But technically, "lacing" can also include a "giraffe" patterning which this looks to be.  [Lacing - lacy white markings on the horse's back in a reticulated pattern like a giraffe's]  Some people even call the small appaloosa blankets that are lacey looking as lacing.

I have also seen this called "reverse dappling" in pinto horses.  Here's a good blog site with pictures on what they are calling reverse dappling:  http://equinetapestry.com/tag/lacing/

Since hers is definitely large patterning, it is more of the giraffe-type lacing.  I'm posting a few pictures of this giraffe-style lacing as examples.

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Re: Horse color?
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2017, 06:19:31 PM »

Thank You. I am excited to see what she looks like in a few years!
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Re: Horse color?
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2017, 09:04:44 PM »

So will this grow overtime Diane ?

Elizabeth it will be interesting to see how she looks in a few years :)  I would be excited every time she is shedding to see whats changed underneath her winter coat :)

How did you all start learning about color genetics? I know google has just about everything in regards to this and that for dummies, Is there one for Horse coloring ?
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Re: Horse color?
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2017, 09:28:15 PM »

Yes, in many cases it continues to grow over time and can almost cover the horse.  I'll upload a more "typical" type of lacing that people are used to seeing, and then another appaloosa with a very unique coat pattern.  How would you like an appy with this coat pattern.

Appaloosas can have some very strange coat patterns because of all the modifiers and "mismarks" that can suppress different genes.  Some really unique things can happen.
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Re: Horse color?
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2017, 10:28:08 PM »

I would LOVE an Appaloosa with that pattern. It's called a peacock Appaloosa right? Kind of funny that this mare is getting the lacing since I cannot find any tobiano/Appaloosa in her perigee for quite a few generations.
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Re: Horse color?
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2017, 11:38:22 PM »

That is really cool markings :)
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