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Big Muddy rancher

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Well Zeph. The Lippizaner from Austria are white. I am not sure about the rest of the breeds but some ponies have white ones . you don't see as many white horses as you used to i don't think.When horses were not bred as strictly as now a white horse was more of a novelty. Their are also Albinos but I am not sure as I thought it was a "breed"but I think they can show up from time to time as a genitic "Mutation" .
I hope some that know more about this can repy cause it is some thing I haven't really thought much about. Also some "white" horses are grays that have faded with age. Good question. Hope somebody can give up some more info.
 

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Dont forget the Andalusian and the American White is also known as the American Albino.

White - Any non-albino white horse is called a gray, even though they appear white. All white, may be the result of overlapping pinto, appaloosa, or sabino markings. Rarely there are true white horses born and are documented to have a dominant white gene. These horses have normal eye colour, and they stay white for life.
 

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I had a solid white Reg Appaloosa when I was kid. Not one spot on the critter but full blooded! No one believed it so I kept a copy of his paper in the barn to whip out and prove it to them!!!

He had one glass/blue eye and one brown eye!

He scared most folks just by his apperance but you'd not find a sweeter kinder horse than he was. He died of old age on me.
 

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This is amazing, y'all! There's quite a few types here to choose from. (It's for my little cowboy story..shh!) :wink:

MsSage, what's an overlapping pinto, appaloosa, or sabino marking? :?

Jersey Lily, those pictures kick serious tail! Wish I could ride one to a ranch all the way from France.. :)

And Kolanu, I'd love to have met your Appaloosa! He sounded like a great buddy :D
 

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Oh, okay.. Heheh, guess I need to learn rancher talk before I work on one! :D My hat is currently hanging right here in sunny Malaysia, y'all should come here one day while I promote white beaches and stuff.. :wink:
 

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She did not turn blue!

She looked White until I wet her with a hose/Water
Then you could see her skin had a Light Sky Blue Paint Color in her skin
I called Her
Blanca Auzal (sp)
White Blue in spanish

Blanca was out of a Breeding Stock Paint Mare {No Color} that was Bred Back to a (TB Stud) (An Off season Breeding to a Stud that had won The Kentucky Darby) (Candy Spots)

A friend "No Name's" would keep many Top Studs in the off season
When you'ed get the foals "Registration Papers" the Top Line would just say "TB Stud"

I hope I've explained it!
 

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Haha, I was wondering how she'd 'turn blue'.. That's a really great thing that, for a horse to have a blue skin colour. Thanks for explaining, sir, I'll look out for the Kentucky Derby, too!
 

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