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post #474 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2011, 03:28 PM
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tobiano= white crosses over the shoulders, generally have the facial features of a solid colored star, snip or strip and leg markings that are mostly white

Overo = white does not cross the back, have wild facial markings such as blaze and high leg markings,ie stockings

You can have a horse that combines the two patterns-thru genetics and this is called a Tovero....and it may exhibit combinations of both above horses....the most common as the horses typically shown in tv as "Indian" horses......mostly white with a chest "shield" of color flank color and a bonnet of color over the ears. Most times these horses will have 1 or both blue eyes.

On a side note my absolute FAVORITE pattern in paints is called a "splashed white". This particular horse is an overo pattern, but the horse looks like it was lifted and then dipped into white paint. Absolutely LOVE it on a bay horse....stunning!!

And to keep this on topic.....I would say your shrimp are overo.....altho they do exhibit tovero coloration in some with the white going over the shoulder..... ;-)
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