Tobiano Color Pattern Information

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This page will help you Learn about the Tobiano Color Pattern in horses.

Tobiano (pronounced tow-be-yah-no)

Tobiano Color Pattern

  • Usually, all four legs have white markings below the hocks and knees
  • A dark head with or without facial white (a blaze, strip, star or snip.)
  • Spots are regular with distinct round or oval patterns that extend down and over the neck and chest that can give the appearance of a shield
  • The tail is often two colors
  • White crosses the back between the withers and the dock of the tail
  • The dark color usually covers one or both flanks

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References: Animal Genetics and Wikipedia

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