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Unusual Markings

February 28, 2012

America’s Horse is calling for photos of your odd-colored or unusually marked American Quarter Horse.

Go Man Go

The 1953 stallion Go Man Go, registered as a roan, was a sorrel with rabicano markings. AQHA file photo.

It’s the exciting and busy time of year when foals are hitting the ground. Eager foal owners are looking for coat color advice so they can decide the correct color to register their foals with AQHA.

AQHA is here to help with every step of that process! You can e-mail an AQHA equine color specialist, or ask us your questions on AQHA’s Facebook page any time. We even offer a live chat with a color specialist on Facebook each Friday through June from 2 to 4 p.m. CST.

You’ll also want to download AQHA’s Coat Color Genetics Chart, a free colorful chart with examples of each horse color.

One of AQHA’s most popular ebooks is Quarter Horse Coat Colors, available at Quarter Horse Outfitters. Quarter Horse Coat Colors gives invaluable advice on how each of the 17 AQHA-recognized Quarter Horse colors is derived. Plus, it’s a great resources for breeders aspiring to breed for a specific foal color. Quarter Horse Coat Colors is a wonderful addition to any horseman’s library.

Send Us Your Photos

Andrea Caudill, author of Quarter Horse Coat Colors and editor of the Q-Racing Journal, is working on a second Quarter Horse coat color series for America’s Horse, and she needs your help!

Andrea is looking for photos of Quarter Horses with odd coloring or unusual markings. So grab your camera and snap a couple good shots of your horse with odd markings or coloring.

  • Take several good photos of your Quarter Horse, highlighting his unusual features.
  • Make sure your photo is high resolution.
  • Include your horse’s registered name.
  • Include the horse’s owner’s name.
  • Email to Andrea.

We know you’ll want to catch each article in Andrea’s upcoming series, so be sure your AQHA membership is current! Andrea’s series will be featured in AQHA’s member publication, America’s Horse!