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  1. #1
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    Default Rare White Standardbred Yearling Sells for $240,000!

    For all of the color enthusiasts out there, this is an amazing occurrence within the Standardbred breed. http://www.standardbredcanada.ca/new...ls-240000.html

    Here is a good article on how this rare colored yearling came to be. http://www.standardbredcanada.ca/new...bred-born.html
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    Thanks, Daventry. I learned something this morning! Spontaneous mutations, the KIT gene, melanocyte precursors running through the neural crest...

    Who knew?
    Last edited by PeteyPie; Nov. 9, 2013 at 05:25 PM.


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    He's one well bred colt! One of his half brothers raced here, and did quite well. I hope he lives up to his pedigree!
    ~~Some days are a total waste of makeup.~~


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    Wow, he is stunning! And not just because of his color. His dam is one regal looking lady.



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    The Dominant White KIT mutation is a pretty common one these days There are 25 (?) known variations now, testable.

    Here's a video of this boy
    http://bestdamnhorsevideos.com/?f=fa...hite+Bliss.mp4
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    Wow he is beautiful! Holy mackerel.
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    Really cool looking colt. I like the active hind leg.. So is he trained to trot the fence like that it looked so well coriographed yet he's free?
    Its the Journey not the Destination.



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    Wow! He's pretty! Thanks, Daventry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jvanrens View Post
    He's one well bred colt! One of his half brothers raced here, and did quite well. I hope he lives up to his pedigree!
    I had the privilege of working with his grandsire, Artsplace. He is still one of my favorite horses I've ever met!
    Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO



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    He has his own facebook page too.

    https://www.facebook.com/WhiteColt?fref=ts
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