Base coat colours
Coat colour dilutions
Genetic disorder tests
The splashed white 3 (SW3) gene causes white markings. They can range from minor facial markings and socks to the white face, blue eyes, white legs and white belly of a typical boldly marked splash horse. Most SW3 horses have fairly extensive markings.
Like all splashed white horses, it is possible for SW3 horses to be deaf.
Chestnut splashed white horses generally have larger markings than bay/brown or black splashed white horses.
The SW3 version of splashed white has so far only been found in pure and part-bred Paints descended from TD Kid, a Paint stallion born in 2001 in the USA.
At this point there are no known instances of horses carrying two copies of SW3.
Our test is based on the published SW3 mutation described by Hauswirth et al, 2012.
Usually we put an illustration here. But as of early 2018, we are not aware of any SW3 horses in Australia. When one eventually gets here, we will request a photo!