Colour Patterns

Overo

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The white usually (but not always) will not cross the back of the horse between its withers and its tail.

Generally, at least one and often all four legs are dark.

Generally, the white is irregular, and is rather scattered or splashy, often referred to as calico patterns

Head markings are distinctive, often bald-faced, apron-faced or bonnet-faced.

An overo may be either predominantly dark or white.

The tail is usually one colour but not always.

 Overo Lethal White Foal Syndrome – refer rule 135A.

 

TOBIANO

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The dark colour usually covers one or both flanks.

Generally, all four legs are white, at least below the hocks and knees.

Generally, the spots are regular and distinct as ovals or round patterns that extend down over the neck and chest, giving the appearance of a shield.

Head markings are like those of a solid-colored horse–solid, or with a blaze, strip, star or snip.

A tobiano may be either predominantly dark or white.

The tail is often two colours.

 

 

Tovero or Tobero

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A Tovero/Tobero is a horse that holds both the Tobiano and Overo genes.

Dark pigmentation around the ears, which may expand to cover the forehead and/or eyes.

One or both eyes blue.

Dark pigmentation around the mouth, which may extend up the sides of the face and form spots.

Chest spot(s) in varying sizes. These may also extend up the neck.

Flank spot(s) ranging in size. These are often accompanied by smaller spots that extend forward across the barrel, and up over the loin.

Spots, varying in size, at the base of the tail.

 

 

Splashed White

 

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Has the appearence of being dipped in paint.

The white usually will not cross the back of the horse between its withers and its tail.

Apron Face.

Varing heights of white starting from knee height to near the top of the body.

Half white tail.

 

 

Sabino

 Sabino

The white usually (but not always) will not cross the back of the horse between its withers and its tail.

Generally, at least one and often all four legs are white.

Generally, the white is irregular, and is rather scattered or splashy.

Tail is usually one colour but not always.

 

Crop-Outs

Horses registered with the American Quarter Horse Association of NZ or the NZ Stud Book (NZSB – Thoroughbred) that meet the minimum colour requirements for PHANZ regular registration, may be considered for registration.  Such registration applications shall be considered by the PHANZ Committee for classification.  Any such eligible horse shall be registered as Sabino.

Sabino x QH/ASB

Progeny from PHANZ Sabino regular registered horse and horses registered with the AQHANZ or the NZSB, that meet the bloodline and minimum colour requirements for PHANZ regular registration, shall be registered as Sabino.

Sabino x Sabino

Progeny from two PHANZ Sabino regular registered horses that meet the minimum colour requirements for PHANZ regular registration shall be registered as Sabino.

Sabino x Overo

Sabino marked horses with Overo bloodlines that meet the bloodline and minimum colour requirements for PHANZ regular registration, will be registered as Overo, unless they have been genetically tested to be OLWS negative.  Sabino marked OLWS negative horses shall be registered as Sabino.  A horse which has been genetically tested to be Sabino positive which meets the bloodline but fails to meet the minimum colour requirements for PHANZ regular registration, shall be registered as Paint Bred (solid).

Genetic colour information may be recorded on the registration papers.

 

OVERO LETHAL WHITE FOAL SYNDROME

Members should be aware of the risk of an overo lethal white foal being produced by the breeding together of 2 overo horses or 2 horses carrying the overo gene. A genetic test is available to detect the presence of the overo lethal white gene. To avoid the risk of producing an overo lethal white foal, a genetic test can be carried out on one or both parents. Test kits are available from the PHANZ Office on payment of the appropriate fee.

 Overo x Overo