Appaloosas, genotype can sometimes exceed the expectations of phenotype…

It’s commonly thought Appaloosa’s who are homozygous for the Leopard Print gene are visually seen as fewspot’s with 100% white patterning to snowcap’s, with about 30% white patterning. There are many variations in-between but Appaloosas with less than 20% white patterning levels may be very difficult to verify visually, their genotype can sometimes exceed the expectations of their phenotype.

We certainly would have overlooked our new filly as a homozygous Leopard Complex gene (LP/LP), we are thankful for testing.


A huge asset to our breeding programme.


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