Breeding for Blankets – Case Study #1

One of the best ways to learn about the complex topic of appaloosa coat pattern inheritance is to look at living examples.  When a breeder performs the same cross multiple times, we can witness both the similarities and the variety that genetics can contribute. 

In this article and the two that follow, we will examine the results of crosses between specific stallions and mares.  We will study the appearance of the parents and their grandparents, and occasionally other foals, in order to further understand what the parents are potentially able to pass on to their offspring.

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