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Equine Colors- Appy Patterns by Kholran Equine Colors- Appy Patterns by Kholran
Part 7.

All of the Appaloosa patterns.

Part One: The Base Colors [link]
Part Two: The Cream Gene [link]
Part Three: The Champagne Gene [link]
Part Four: The Dun Gene [link]
Part Five: The Silver Gene [link]
Part Six: White Patterns [link]
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RedPineapple1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ive learned a lot from reading your Equine Colors series :D thanks !
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Kholran Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
You're welcome! Glad it was educational! :)
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RedPineapple1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3
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anaiis77 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Fabulous!!~ Thank you!!
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Kholran Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Thanks! :)
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nerwen-wilwarin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so, I have a little mare which has a snowcap. But is it a gene? I mean, is it something like Ee or AA or can't you say it like that?
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Kholran Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Appy genes are pretty complicated and not entirely understood yet. The theory is that a horse first has to have the gene for Spotting (LP), and then on TOP of that have additional genetic coding (either an allele of the LP gene or another separate gene) for the particular pattern. There are a few sites out there covering Appaloosa genetics, but because of the lack of concrete info, I didn't put it on the reference :)
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nerwen-wilwarin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh thanks:)But I think I just leave it out or something. it gets so diffucultXD But how do you know overything about this genes and things btw?
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Kholran Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
I taught myself for the most part, and had a lot of help from JNFerrigno who knows this stuff a lot better than I do. In terms of genetics, Appy patterns are the most complicated. Everything else is fairly straightforward lol
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nerwen-wilwarin Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow okay =) Happy that atleast somebody gets what those genetics areXD Im impressed:)
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Hypertail Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
we have a appy mare that looks almost like a fleebitten all over but has red ears and red from the knees down.what would she be
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Kholran Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Without seeing a photo, my best guess would be Varnish Roan, possibly mixed with Frost.
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FoxTrotGraphics Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
GREAT! Needed something like this!
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0live2ride0 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009   Photographer
Great! This is going to help me, but one question, what does Homozyguos and Heterozyguos mean?
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Kholran Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
In terms of genetics, Homozygous means "two of the same gene" and Heterozygous means "two different genes". It's most commonly seen in relation to black and the pinto patterns.

A homozygous horse will pass on the gene no matter what. In other words, if you have a Homozygous black horse, that horse WILL pass on black to every single one of its offspring.

A heterozygous horse has a 50/50 chance of passing on the gene. Let me try to illustrate lol

A female horse is genetically XX (two X chromosomes), while a male horse is XY (one X, one Y chromosome). For the example, I'll use a female. If you have a homozygous black horse, she will carry black on BOTH X chromosomes, so XE XE. A heterozygous black only has one black, so XE Xe (small e is red, or chestnut). If you breed the homozygous mare, she has no choice but to pass on XE because that's all she has. But if you breed the heterozygous mare, she can pass on either XE or Xe to the foal.

Does that make sense? xD
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Groenew Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student
What if a homozygous black horse (BB) breeds with a homozygous white horse (WW)?
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Kholran Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
So far there haven't been any known cases of a homozygous dominant white horse. It's believed that like Frame, it's lethal in homozygous form (the difference being that WW lethality happens so early in development that the embryo doesn't develop far enough to be born at all).

Although it could be possible, in which case the foal would also be white, or mostly white. The resulting offspring would be E-Ww. The - could be either E or e, since there's no indication of what the base colour of the WW horse is (eeWW, EeWW, or EEWW).
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Groenew Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student
Oh, I see. Wonder why lethal though?
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Kholran Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Just going on what I've read, the belief is that the gene might also serve another essential function beyond just coat colour. Then, the mutation that causes W also makes the second function not work right. So when you have a horse that's Ww, they have one 'defective' gene and one working gene- the working gene can pick up the slack of the one that doesn't work. But when you have WW, you have two defective genes, and no working genes, so the resulting embryo can't survive. As far as I know, that's just a theory and there hasn't been anything concrete saying that's *definitely* why, but it offers one explanation for it.
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0live2ride0 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009   Photographer
Okay, now I get it, Thanks.
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horseluver8161 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Snowflakes! :heart:
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TeamRoper10789 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
This was definitely helpful. Are you going to be making more of these? :D I didn't see sorrel or gray so I'm hoping you do ^.^
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Kholran Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Yep, I still have a few more pages to do, including modifiers (grey, sooty, flaxen, mealy) and markings (both leg and face).
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Setukas Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Oh hey, these are really useful, I hope you don´t mind if I download them for future reference?
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Kholran Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Nope, not at all. :)
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Setukas Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Thank you! :)
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vixentheangryfox Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
What a handy series :]
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Kholran Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Thanks :) I hope they turn out to be useful XD
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abosz007 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
i didnt even knew about pinta-loosas xDDDD WOW
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Kholran Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Learn something new every day xD
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abosz007 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
hehe true xD
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ghost-eye Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Very comprehensive, thanks!
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Kholran Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
You're welcome :D
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Aomori Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For sure it will be usefull for me :love:
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Kholran Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
lol I hope they can be useful, even if it's just for one person XD
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