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White Face Markings that Come and Go

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  • White Face Markings that Come and Go

    Curious if anyone else has experienced this. Our solid bay QH filly was born with a perfect, tiny half moon on her forehead. By three months, it had completely disappeared. By six months, still nothing, so I registered her. By a year, the white started to come back, very slowly, one hair at time. Now in her teens, she has retained the same marking she was born with. Anyone else experienced anything similar? In a lifetime of horses, I’ve never had this happen before nor have I heard of it happening with anyone else’s horses.
    Frost Bite Falls

  • #2
    We had several foals that were born with some white in their faces that lost most of it.
    I don't remember any of those it came back on.
    We had one bay gelding that lost his golf ball sized star young, then it came back in it's mid teens.

    I wonder about grey horses on Oncept today, that grey melanoma vaccine, as they lose pigment around anus and lips and if it will come back if the vaccine is stopped?


    • #3
      Sort of; although just changing considerably over time, not truly disappearing. My one mare was born with a snip and a few white hairs above her left eye at the level of her whorl. She is double registered and was inspected as a foal; no one thought the white hairs were noteworthy. Not in person, not in pictures.

      The white hairs morphed into a thumbprint sized, off-center star by the time she was about 3.

      But the even weirder thing is her snip has been expanding upward. At first it was just a few white hairs appearing on her face. Now she’s 14 and for the past couple years, the vets have been saying she has a broken stripe on her Coggins.

      White hairs continue filling in a little more every year. I used to joke she’d have a full blaze by 20, now it’s looking like my joke might become reality!

      I’ll post pics if I get a chance because it is pretty interesting to see how many more face markings she has gained since birth!
      Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO


      • Original Poster

        Interesting. I wonder if this ever happens with leg white, and what the causes could be.
        Frost Bite Falls


        • #5
          Leg white, I had a horse with a roany spot on one back leg that was ever so slightly increasing every year. I suspect he was (very) minimally expressed sabino because he had very little white but was slightly roany throughout his whole body and moreso above his tail and on his flanks, and then the leg spot (Arabian, no other white beyond a teeny star).
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          • #6
            We've had some that change markings as they age. But, not there, not there, there again. I had to change the markings on one Arabian colt. He's chestnut, red mane and tail. Hardest markings I ever had to draw. I finally got so sick of it, I took pictures and drew from those. Those markings were on his legsl. I think he's also sabino - not unlike TheJenners' horse. But, the leg markings are pronounced to the max. His dam and sire were greys. Same dam gave us another chestnut with a golden mail and tail. Her blaze looked like a heifer when she was born. She grew into it.


            • #7
              So here are some of my girl's face changes from birth to almost 3 years to current. You may not be able to tell much, the formatting keeps going wonky when I upload.
              Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO


              • #8
                I have had TBs with stars that get bigger/more prominent over time.. One of them had a very small, almost round star as a 3 y/o, but by the time he was in his teens the star was a distinct "cyclone" symbol. One of my current OTTB had only one or two wisps of white on his forehead when I purchased him at 5, now he's got a bunch of white "ticking" in that area that is star-shaped and almost a star.

                I think, given they shed from season to season, that some variation in markings is normal.. but having a star completely disappear is a little wild!
                AETERNUM VALE, INVICTUS - 7/10/2012


                • Original Poster

                  Texarkana, that’s wild. It looks like she has a strip of white lying dormant.
                  Frost Bite Falls