White Spotting and Rabicano in Australian Stock Horses
Saw this was missing from the MBL.
A brief google search turned up:
- J Star Apache, very clearly chestnut + white spotting.
- Gordonvale Casanova, chestnut + white spotting
- Warrenbri Tyson, chestnut + white spotting
- Unnamed horse, from the 2017 ASH nationals.
- Another unnamed horse, from the 2017 ASH nationals.
- 3rd unnamed horse, from the 2017 ASH nationals.
- 4th unnamed horse, from the 2017 ASH nationals.
- 5th unnamed horse, from the 2017 ASH nationals.
(There are more, I just stopped looking at this point).
I found this unnamed horse in a gallery of the ASH national show, clearly displaying medium loud rabicano. Another, very similar looking horse with rabicano is here (not the same, see difference in leg markings.)
Minimal white spotting should already be allowed so will add that. The rabicano thing I'm not so sure about. At this point rabicano is just a phenotype and neither of those is particularly distinctive. Would be covered by W phenotypes honestly.
So if I were to create an ASH with rabicano would it be accepted? Both of the examples have skunk tails and flank roaning without any other real evidence of a W gene in sight, 'rabicano' by all current definitions. I will create a second category with more examples if these are insufficient, but given ASH are heavily influenced by TB and Arab blood it's a gene (or phenotype) I'd expect to find in there.