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ANSC 109, Class Notes, 9-2-10, Colors and markings

ANSC 109, Class Notes, 9-2-10, Colors and markings - ANSC...

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ANSC 109, Colors and Markings ___________________________________ Can be on any base color Four distinguishing characteristics 1. Spotted coat patterns Leopard (white with spots over entire body) Blanket (white blanket over hips, +/- spots) 2. Mottled skin, especially around muzzle and genitalia 3. White sclera (outer ring) around the eye 4. Vertically striped hooves (Any colored horse with the appaloosa gene, LP . Size of blanket is modified by other, not yet identified genes. LP/LP = blanket without spots, LP/lp = blanket with spots) ___________________________________ Body color ranging from tan, to red, to reddish brown Black points (mane and tail, lower legs, tips of ears, muzzle) (Black horse with the A gouti gene) ___________________________________ More or less uniform mixture of white with red hairs on the body Usually darker on head and lower legs, Mane and tail are black (Bay horse with the R oan gene) ___________________________________ Body color true black, without light areas Mane and tail black (Horse with E umelanin gene) ___________________________________ More or less uniform mixture of white with black hairs on the body Usually darker on head and lower legs Can have a few red hairs in the mixture (Black horse with the R oan gene) ___________________________________ Body color brown or black with light areas at muzzle, eyes, flank, and inside upper legs, mane and tail black (possibly horse with only 1 E umelanin gene) ___________________________________ Body color yellowish or gold Black points Usually do not have dorsal stripes, though occasionally they will
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