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Re: Appaloosa color on a gray (wet gray).

Wow, going to go admire more closely! lol

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Re: Appaloosa color on a gray (wet gray).

Well, she quite obviously has Sabino, or Splash but I am betting on Sabino, or she would not have a white face and white legs, but as to whether she has any actual Appy characteristics, as opposed to those that can be confused with Appy, I guess we will never know as it does not seem that any sort of test is likely to come out in her life time!

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Re: Appaloosa color on a gray (wet gray).

LOL! I know it seems like it's taking forever, but the test for LP is imminent. I'm sure Equine Woman is hoping that Sterling will hang in there for awhile longer!

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Re: Appaloosa color on a gray (wet gray).

I probably wouldn't have her tested anyways, as far as I'm concerned she's an appy by blood so her color comes from that. And since I'm not breeding her again whatever she's got won't matter! But it is all very interesting!!! If she were 6 years old I'd have her tested the day it came out!

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Re: Appaloosa color on a gray (wet gray).
I've not heard of mottled skin (as we use to define the appy trait) being anywhere other than muzzle/lips, genitals, anus, eyes (not the lids, the area of flesh encircling the eye). The pink spots on her torso/neck would be where she would have had appy white if she didn't have grey (or roan out).

Your mare is yet another reason why we so desperately need the Lp test!

Diane

I have pictures somewhere of an appy mare that has mottled skin all over her body and not a white hair on her.

That's why I included "as we use to define the appy trait". For registration purposes, mottled skin is only looked for in the areas I listed, not the whole horse.

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Re: Appaloosa color on a gray (wet gray).

Hi EW! You know I think your horses are beautiful! Just wanted to add that she could have sabino as well as LP, and that might be confusing the issue. I've also seen the skin turn pink where the tack goes, especially the breast collar and cinch.

When I got the papers back on my palomino few-spot colt, the ApHC had called him a non-characteristic palomino! I figured they knew what a few-spot was, so I hadn't sent in close-ups of his characteristics. He had his neck shaved for an IV, and the skin was heavily mottled. I took pictures of that, and got his papers corrected.

Hmmmm, while i'm glad he got his papers, that doesn't seem to be right...I know of people who have been denied regular papers because the mottling, in the normal areas, was not deemed to be "appy mottling", despite there being absolutely nothing else it could have been...but then I have my own opinion regarding the registrar and her "knowledge" level...

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Re: Appaloosa color on a gray (wet gray).

I need to go shave Sonora! lol.

Aha! Now i know who you are! LOL I've seen your photos of Sterling, etc. on the Appaloosa Project.

Diane

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I've never been to the Appaloosa project!!!! I'll go check it out!! Wonder if someone has snagged my photos! I'm on a couple other forums but not that one!

Hmmm. . .it's not a forum huh? Wonder if maybe Sterling has a doppelganger out there?

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Hmmmm, do you have a friend that's been finding out info, maybe? My old emails haven't been migrated over to the new laptop yet (bring on Tuesday when the tech squad shows up to do all my program transfers!!) so I can't pull up the app project emails.

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Re: Appaloosa color on a gray (wet gray).

No, no one that I know of. . . someone from one of the forums might have snagged them to find out info. Interesting!

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Re: Appaloosa color on a gray (wet gray).

It is weird, since it was the horse names that made the penny drop. Computer tech's doing the switchover on Tuesday, so once that's done I can have a look-see.

Diane

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Re: Appaloosa color on a gray (wet gray).

Keep me posted! I'm intersted!

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Re: Appaloosa color on a gray (wet gray).

Finally uploaded Sterling's baby photos!! This was her as a weanling, probably 7 or 8 months old! These are scans of the back of her Appaloosa registration. She qualified for regular papers with no problems. .

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Not the greatest shots but better than nothing!!

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