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Daylene Alford
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Modifiers vs white patterns
How are roan, rabicano, LP and/or PATN classified? Are they modifiers or white patterns? Starting the white pattern and modifiers page and need to make sure I have everything in the right place. Thanks, Daylene
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Re: Modifiers vs white patterns

I call them all white patterns. They all cause complete depigmentation of hair shafts, resulting in white hairs.

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Daylene Alford
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Re: Modifiers vs white patterns

So the only true modifier would be gray? Or is there another I've forgotten about?

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Re: Modifiers vs white patterns

I also call them white patterns.
Agouti would be classed as a modifier.

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Re: Modifiers vs white patterns

I consider a modifier as something that changes the type of pigment in the hair shaft. Both grey and agouti are modifiers in my opinion. Dilutions I call the genes that change the amount of pigment in the hair shaft like cream reduces it and sooty increases it.

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Re: Modifiers vs white patterns

I call the spotting patterns, (tobiano, sabino, ect) pattern genes patrly because the expression is so vaired and roan a modifyer because it has the same effect (pretty much) whatever.

Guess it just depends.

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