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  1. #1
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    Default 'Lace' coloring

    I drove past a horse today, and naturally didn't have my camera but it was sorrel with a 'lacework' or 'marbleing' or 'cobwebs' in white on one side - didn't cross the spine, just on the off side quarters, and shoulder. VERY cool! I've never seen it before in real life. I'll take my camera with me next time I go that way!

    It is genetic or environmental?



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    It's called Lacing (go figure!) and likely hereditary. It is cool indeed!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlvollmers/89221360/
    http://books.google.com/books?id=ihT...age&q=&f=false
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    You just described an app mare my husband's family used to have - marked like a quail's egg.
    Hidden Echo Farm, Carlisle, PA -- home of JC palomino sire Canadian Kid (1990 - 2013) & AQHA sire Lark's Favorite, son of Rugged Lark.



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    Is it really leukotrichia/lacing if it's not crossing the back and only on one side, on the shoulder and HQ? I'm tending to think no.

    Depending on the breed, it could be some sabino expression.



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    If it's possibly linked to vaccines or Erythema multifore, then how could it occur only in certain breeds?
    Tranquility Farm - Proud breeder of Born in the USA Sport Horses, and Cob-sized Warmbloods
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    Could be there's some sort of genetic suseptibility? -- it certainly looks amazing.



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    This was on a Dutch mare....

    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...r/DSC_1978.jpg

    Couldn't really attribute it to anything, but I thought lacing was the most likely culprit.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ShannonD View Post
    This was on a Dutch mare....

    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...r/DSC_1978.jpg

    Couldn't really attribute it to anything, but I thought lacing was the most likely culprit.
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