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"Equine Color Genetics: This Trakehner colt, Holme Park Van Gogh, was an excellent example of a somatic mutation. The black patch on his otherwise bay coat was the result of the agouti gene misfiring leaving that section of his coat an undiluted black."

Real life Scooby-Doo! My daughter saw this and said the same thing - "Mommy a real Scooby-Doo!"

Real life Scooby-Doo

Real life Scooby-Doo! My daughter saw this and said the same thing - "Mommy a real Scooby-Doo!"

Somatic mutation. One set of genes fused to another. The horse is genetically gray in that lighter patch, but not genetically gray on the rest of the body.

Somatic mutation. One set of genes fused to another. The horse is genetically gray in that lighter patch, but not genetically gray on the rest of the body.

View topic - Cottonwood Wild Horse Ranch Adoptables - Chicken Smoothie

View topic - Cottonwood Wild Horse Ranch Adoptables - Chicken Smoothie

Looks like a reverse blood mark...don't know if there's such a thing.  Otherwise it is  a somatic mutation on this gray horse named Long Pond.

Looks like a reverse blood mark...don't know if there's such a thing. Otherwise it is a somatic mutation on this gray horse named Long Pond.

Sooty buckskin quarter horse... black v could it be a sooty gene from the dam insted of a smokey gene

Sooty buckskin quarter horse... black v could it be a sooty gene from the dam insted of a smokey gene

Joker's Golden Boy, an American Cream Draft stallion, is owned by Walker Farms. He is the only registered American Cream Draft stallion that is also a minimal sabino!

Joker's Golden Boy, an American Cream Draft stallion, is owned by Walker Farms. He is the only registered American Cream Draft stallion that is also a minimal sabino!

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