Arabians, pure and part-bred
Friesians, pure and part-bred
Warmbloods, pure and part-bred
Fell Ponies, Dale Ponies and Gypsy horses, pure and part-bred
Quarter horses and related breeds, pure and part-bred
Saddlebred and related breeds, pure and part-bred
Akhal Teke, pure and part-bred
Connemara, pure and part-bred
Coat colour tests
Frame overo markings include eye-catching white patches, and often a white face accompanied by one or two blue eyes. The amount of white on a frame overo horse or pony can be highly variable, from a very discrete patch of white on the belly all the way up to majority white coat colours.
Frame overo is unique amongst white coat colour patterns in that foals born with two copies of the frame overo gene suffer from the heart-breaking and fatal Overo Lethal White Syndrome. Testing helps breeders avoid crosses that could produce Lethal White Syndrome foals.
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