THE RARE DRESS IN THE HORSE
We all know that no two horses are the same. Even your seemingly identical Berries and Chestnuts are special in their own way. However, some horses are unique . They bear markings that make them impossible to confuse with any other horse, and the rare patterns on their coat always make them stand out in the herd. Plain coats are relatively common, but there are a few rare marks on horses' coats that we certainly don't see every day. If you like the rare and original dresses of horses, this Painting of a Multicolored Horse is made for you.
The brindle pattern is fairly common in dogs, but extremely rare in horses . According to the Equine Tapestry, most browned horses are conceived as fraternal twins who fuse together early in embryonic development. As the fetus grows, the pigments of the two individuals merge to create a two- tone coat pattern . The pattern is identified by uneven vertical stripes of two different colors. The contrasting colors make this horse a real gem. This is an example of the horse's rare coat As this rare coat pattern is the result of a genetic error, brown horses cannot pass on their color to their offspring.
2. INK SPOTS, PEACOCK SPOTS, HALO SPOTS
There are a few breeds of horses famous for their tasks , including the Appaloosa and the Knabstrupper . People love these horses for their stunning white horse looks, but not all spots are the same. Most Appaloosas and Knabstruppers have solid color markings that make them look like the equine version of a Dalmatian . The appaloosa is also in the ranking of the Most Beautiful Horse in the World Some, however, have what are called ink spots, peacock spots or halo spots. You can tell the difference between the average spot and this rare type of coat marking by looking at the outer edge of each individual spot. The peacock's spots are dark in the center and have a lighter ring on the outside.
3. FLEA BITES
If a horse is described as an "aphid", that doesn't necessarily mean it's battling a plague of tiny blood-sucking parasites. The term "flea bites" also refers to a rare type of marking on a horse's coat. Usually seen only in heterozygous greys, this mark consists of white hairs with a few small speckles. Almost resembling freckles, the marks can be spread out or close together. Most gray horses that develop flea bites were completely white at some point in their lives.
4. LACING, COBWEB, GIRAFFE SPOTS, REVERSE APPLES
Also called "reverse dappling", "cobwebbing" or "giraffe spots", lacing is an interconnecting white pattern that forms on a horse's back . It is even rarer for the lacing to be a darker color than the horse's coat - this is called shadow lacing. Whether lacing is a rare genetic pattern of the dress or a type of scarring is up for debate. Sometimes when horses heal from injury, the scar appears as a lacy pattern. There are, however, horses that develop this type of lacing without any injury, and it seems to be passed down from family to family as a recessive gene. If you don't know a horse's history, it's possible its lacing is due to an old injury, but it could also be a rare coat pattern that can change in size and pattern over time. and as the horse ages.
Similar to flea bites, bird's spots are small white spots that usually appear later in a horse's life . Most of the spots are the size of a coin and don't appear to be breed-specific. Although they are rare, it seems that all breeds of horses can develop these small spots , and others may appear as the horse ages . At first sight, a bird spotlooks like a patch of bird droppings stuck to your horse's coat. But that's not how the brands got their name. Birdcatcher is the name of a Thoroughbred stallion that had these spots on the flanks. Few horses have them , but they should not be confused with scars or other wounds. To make these rare marks on horses' coats even more mysterious, some horse owners claim that birdcatcher spots can shift over time.
6. GREASE STAINS OR WELDING STAINS
Named after a British racehorse , Bend Or spots are patches of dark hair that look like patches of grease . The famous Bend Or was well known for his victories as well as the stain resembling motor oil that was on his side. Of all the horses with this rare coat mark, most can claim the Bend Or as their ancestor.
These grease stains are more likely to appear on bay or chestnut horses. But it's also possible that Palomino horses are born with these spots or develop them over time.
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