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7th Jan 2006, 08:58 PM
Someone at the yard said that their blanket appaloosa was a proper breed because it had lumps under its spots. (They aren't bites or anything.) She said that another one wasn't because it didn't. Is this true?
12th Jan 2006, 03:31 PM
I dont think that "raised"spots are a way of telling whether a horse is pure bred or not.It is commonly thought that raised or denser spots are less likely to fade so it can be a factor as to whether the greying gene is present or not when buying a spotty that is of unknown breeding.Also it should be noted that the spotted coat markings are just markings and do not determine breeding.For example appaloosas and knabstruppers are breeds of horses which are mostly known for there spotted coat patterns, but this is because this is the most preferred coat pattern, both can come without spots and still be pure bred. Not all spotted horses are from a breed they may just be a spotty horse!
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