I am trying to figure out what her Appy pattern would be called. I think Snowcap, because she has no spots, Marble, because of the pattern in her darker areas, and then she also has non-Appy specific Sabino markings - the high whites and white going over the lip, to complicate it.
I bought fly masks for the girls and put them on. Scarey stuff. Hour later....I need to go out and find the fly masks. I knew I shouldn't have shown them about the velrco closer. Great job Monica! Thanks!!
Dr Hanna was out last week and Daphine was out today. The little girls are growing! I love the colors on Holly. I looked at the Appaloosa web site but still don't know what the name is for Holly's colors. Maybe....Bay Roan with blanket and snow flakes. Not sure.
Post by Whitewolf821 on Jun 11, 2008 18:53:01 GMT -5
I'm not 100% sure of the names of color patterns either, but I believe hers is called "snowcap"
eta: This is what I found on snowcap Appys:
A horse who has a blanket of solid white from the withers back (mid-barrel 50% or less) is known as a Snowcap.......Neither Fewspots or Snowcaps will have dark spots in their white areas, or very few. This is due to the two dominant copies of LP. These horses have genetics that combine the factors that act with the LP to produce a large amount of white patterning on the body, ranging from rump-sized to up-to-shoulder blankets. Snowcap and Fewspot horses are considered 100% color producers, their offspring will inherit the LP from them EVERY time. It is now a matter of whether they will inherit the pattern factors that combine to produce high color levels.........
The problem with that disscription is that she has color in her white areas. monica called her marbeled and she is, we just don't know what the register color would be. I have seen pictures of appys' her color so they must have a name for it. The few Appys I've had were not her color. The way Appys change their colors, maybe she will become a snowcap. Thanks for the guess! Has anyone figured out her sire and dam like was done for Emma?
Post by Whitewolf821 on Jun 12, 2008 23:31:53 GMT -5
Is it theoretically possible that Holly wasn't born on the property? She was in pretty good shape considering the other horses there, wasn't she? Could she have been acquired shortly before the seizure?
Holly was as bad as the others but because of her color it was not as apparent. The first time she came in wet from the rain I was taken back by how thin she really was. Holly weighed 680lbs when she came here. Yesterday I did some beauty shop on the girls and she weighs 750lbs. Dr Hanna says she is just right! She has grown 1/2" too. Emma has grown 4 1/2" and is 1/2" shorter than Holly. She does have a white blanket so maybe she is a snowcap. Her coat is like a Kaliedascope! Fun to look at.
Yes, I believe I was told she was born with Jean. I was also told that her dam was not the leopard appy that died, but I am not sure which one it was. I haven't talked to the person who gave me this information in some time.
There was a picture someone posted of a leopard Appy on the Carnation property. Most likey mamma. Wonder if the appy reg. has her on record owned by Jean. Wonder who the sire was?? I did read that some people breed Appys to gaited horses to get a horse that "ambels" Holly looks all Appy.
Post by Kea's Crest on Jun 18, 2008 9:10:48 GMT -5
I'm not an appy person but after visiting her yesterday I can tell you what it is... BEAUTIFUL. She has stunning coloration. Boy howdy she almost made me an appy person. What a stunning girl. Some of the brown has almost a rose coloring and her white is so pure. Pretty pretty.