A horse with two copies of the Leopard Complex gene, a huge asset in the breeding world of Appaloosas because they will pass on one LP gene 100% of the time, thus their progeny will be Characteristic. Additionally, LP/LP horses without question will be affected by Congenital stationary Night blindness (CSNB).
Over the years, we’ve had four Appaloosas here at the stud, Easter, Blanc, Blu, and Ru. They all have one thing in common, they are homozygous for the Leopard Complex (LP) gene which also means they have Congenital stationary Night blindness. Not a taboo subject for us, knowledge is key for the safety of the horses and their owners.
CSNB doesn’t prevent a normal life at all…
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