White faces

Discussion in 'Colour Questions' started by kel_rana, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. kel_rana

    kel_rana New Member

    Does anyone know anything about the genetics of white faces? I'd love to breed it out of my horses cause I hate the associated drama of constant sunburn but is it possible, or is it one of those dominant characteristics that hangs on forever?

  2. wattle6180

    wattle6180 Gold Member

    If you're using breeding stock that have the flags/characteristics for white faces, then I don't see how you would breed it out of them ';'

    I used a mare last year with sclera characteristics in the hope of GETTING a white face :D
  3. kel_rana

    kel_rana New Member

    Ha Ha, the grass is always greener on the other side isn't it. :D

    Cheers wattle
  4. PaintHorse

    PaintHorse New Member

    I have 2 white faced-ones at my house. The mare in my avatar pick has thrown 1 white face and one star/stripe, so it does not appear to be 100% heritable. I think there was a long thread on here about sabinos, which gave a very good description of the modification genes on white markings.

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