horses with unique coloring/facial markings


Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Postby second_glance » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:53 pm

Lady Valentine, in training at GP.

Photo stolen from HRTV's FB page, which says: " A rare Thoroughbred registered as white, the 2-year-old filly has just a few dark freckle marks on her ghostly coat.

Lady Valentine is a daughter of Allamystique, a uniquely marked white stallion who is known for his colorful offspring. She is the first foal from the hard-knocking chestnut mare Evolutionary Lady, a winner of seven of 53 career starts."

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Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Postby TBird » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:05 pm

That's a lot of blue on that white filly.
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Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:17 pm

She has her own article on Paulick, with another photo. :D
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoro ... ream-park/
If she doesn't make it as a racehorse, she'll be headed for the show ring. No claimers.
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Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Postby Insane Crazy » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:20 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:She has her own article on Paulick, with another photo. :D
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoro ... ream-park/
If she doesn't make it as a racehorse, she'll be headed for the show ring. No claimers.

Couldn't pay me to show her! I had a horse with the fairly common "armor" markings (chest, flanks, ears) and he was a beast and a half to keep white for a show day. Having NO color to cover it up? Hah, nice try! ;)

That said, she's awfully cute. I'm so glad to hear there's a kid waiting for her when her racing days are over. That's a great fate for a horse.
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:46 am

I'm amazed at how snowy white she is in the photo above...not a speck of dirt on her, except on that back hoof. She must have been bathed and groomed to a fair thee well before she stepped out on the track...and it looks like the photo was taken before she'd gone far.
And, yeah, keeping her that clean will be a full time job, because you know how much horses love to roll in the nearest patch of dirt. :D
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Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Postby Katewerk » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:05 pm

I haven't backed through the thread to see if this has been posted before, but thought it might be of interest.

http://www.thehorse.com/articles/32985/ ... gs-studied

“Our analysis indicated that there are three major genes involved and that the complex interaction of these three genes determines the extent of white markings,” said Bianca Haase, PhD, genetics researcher at the University of Sydney and lead author of the study.
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Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Postby TBird » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:23 pm

Katewerk wrote:I haven't backed through the thread to see if this has been posted before, but thought it might be of interest.

http://www.thehorse.com/articles/32985/ ... gs-studied

“Our analysis indicated that there are three major genes involved and that the complex interaction of these three genes determines the extent of white markings,” said Bianca Haase, PhD, genetics researcher at the University of Sydney and lead author of the study.


Thanks, Katewerk! That was interesting. Though I wish the study had drawn more applicable conclusions.
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Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Postby baitandswitch » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:07 pm

LOVE this thread! There's nothing prettier than a Chestnut Sabino TB in my opinion. I've always followed the stallions known to carry Sabino (Big Brown throws a lot of white as does Kittens Joy and Freud over their crops. Some of my favs currently racing are Shug's horse Imagining and Nikkis Sandcastle. Here's another one...

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Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Postby baitandswitch » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:09 pm

And Moonlark...

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