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Unique Equines
 By Artista   •   8th Mar 2011   •   14,353 views   •   28 comments
While horses come in hundreds of colors, for the most part when you breed two horses together, if you have some basic genetic knowledge, you can figure out what color your foal is going to be, just by default. If you breed two buckskins together, you're probably going to get a buckskin, but what happens in those occasions when you get something else? Sometimes breeding buckskin-to-buckskin doesn't always equate to the same thing. Sure, you can often get blacks or bays, because the genetic code is hardwired for black-based colors - but what happens when you get something ultra strange? What goes wrong (or what goes right) to make unique horse markings?

I want to share some unique looking horses with you -- they may not be breed standard, but you can't deny the beauty of the unusual horses you're about to see!

A Brindle Horse


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A Thoroughbred aptly named Skunktail


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A Thoroughbred, Charmander, who features the Bloody Shoulder marking


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Uniquely Destined, an Appaloosa filly who tested negative for Rabiacano.
Her marking pattern is unexplained!

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Raychel  
Those horses are all beautiful! Great article... loved the pictures! =)
  Mar 8, 2011  •  7,854 views
 
Set Free  
That is really cool thanks for sharing :)
  Mar 8, 2011  •  7,510 views
 
Candy99  
Soo cool! I love the horses colors!
  Mar 8, 2011  •  7,484 views
 
No Walkin Farms9  
Cool markings. Great photos. Thanks for sharing.
  Mar 8, 2011  •  7,505 views
 
Painted Destiny  
that's cool!
  Mar 8, 2011  •  7,882 views
 
T W I  
Quite intriguing!
The markings pictured are amazing and so pretty.
  Mar 8, 2011  •  7,906 views
 
Wanderin Boy Memorial  MOD 
Great article ! I love the markings of the horse in the first photo ! Also, the last one
  Mar 8, 2011  •  7,929 views
 
Isadorable  
Great article! I love the pics! :)
  Mar 8, 2011  •  7,906 views
 
Fox Trot  
Awesome article, and beautiful markings on the horses...I was not aware of what a brindle horse's coat even looked like until now :D
  Mar 8, 2011  •  7,918 views
 
Mystic56  
Cool!! Love them :)
  Mar 9, 2011  •  8,294 views
 
samini  
i love those horses! some people think just because a horse (or human) looks different to the rest they are odd and don't belong but every1 is beautiful inside!
  Mar 9, 2011  •  8,264 views
 
Spaztastic  
Awww I like the filly the best :)
  Mar 9, 2011  •  8,253 views
 
Weber98  
Really pretty! I always love picturs of unusual horse colors! Never seen a white brindle bay before!
  Mar 9, 2011  •  8,271 views
 
Chris Antley Memorial  MOD 
Wonderful article!

I love the first picture.
  Mar 9, 2011  •  8,304 views
 
T E M P E S T  
Those are such cool coats!
  Mar 9, 2011  •  8,316 views
 
Seven Sins  
great article, wow those photos are stunning
  Mar 9, 2011  •  8,249 views
 
weezapony  
Great article!
I wrote a report on chimerism for AP biology, which is one of the causes of a brindle coat pattern in horses, and male 'tortoiseshell' cats. It's really interesting! (Dunbar's Gold is an example of a chimeric brindle horse) ^^
  Mar 9, 2011  •  8,245 views
 
Emma Watson  
Love this story as an jounranist i give this 10 out of 9
  Mar 10, 2011  •  8,271 views
 
Estella Noire  
Awww those horses are so pretty! I loved the brindle :) Awesome article.
  Mar 11, 2011  •  8,250 views
 
rascallyrabbit  
They're all reallt pretty but my favorite is the brindle horse:)
  Mar 11, 2011  •  8,444 views
 
Prarie Rose  
That is so cool! :)
  Mar 12, 2011  •  8,253 views
 
Emmurr  
^^ that's so cool looking at them markings, thanks for the article!
  Mar 12, 2011  •  8,247 views
 
athea  
I love the skunk tail!
  Mar 13, 2011  •  8,435 views
 
Labyrinth  
There's a bay Morgan mare who's shown with an almost completely silver tail and I don't think she has a spot of white on her body. Silvering is somewhat common with Morgans, but not to that degree.

And today I was shown a horse who is marked like a leopard appaloosa on one side and a paint on the other! It looked like two different horses!
  Mar 15, 2011  •  8,275 views
 
When In Rome  
Beautiful horses, and great explanations. Keep up the good articles!
  Mar 16, 2011  •  5,276 views
 
WinterWonderland  
This is vey interesting
  Mar 19, 2011  •  5,196 views
 
lovehorse  
Cool photos, fantastic news!
  Apr 3, 2011  •  5,175 views
 
Spyricale  
I've read about such markings before. It's truly interesting, and awesome to look at. Great article, by the way.
  Jun 10, 2011  •  5,175 views
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