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Impact of white‐spotting alleles, including W20, on phenotype in the American Paint Horse

4 monthes ago   |   By Animal Genetics

Summary
The American Paint Horse Association records pedigree and performance information for their breed, a stock‐type horse valued as a working farm or ranch horse and as a pleasure horse. As the name implies, the breed is also valued for its attractive white‐spotting patterns on the coat. The APHA utilizes visual inspections of photographs to determine if coat spotting exceeds threshold anatomical landmarks considered characteristic of desirable patterns. Horses with sufficient white patterning enter the ‘Regular' registry, rather than the ‘Solid Paint‐Bred' division, providing a...
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