Now that there is a test for three different Splashed White patterns, this page will be used to collect images of tested horses. With enough photos, it might be possible to start piecing together the visual differences between the three types.

To submit horses for inclusion on this page, reply in the comments section or email me using the contact information to the right. (Without express permission to share photos, only links are provided.)

Test Results – Homozygous SW1

Golden Tequila Dream
Breed: Paint
Breeding: pedigree
Results: SW1/SW1

Smokes Pepper
website here
Breed: Paint
Breeding: pedigree
Results: SW1/SW1

Shayhaylee
website here
Breed: Morgan
Breeding: pedigree
Results: SW1/SW1
This means that her sire, Marvelous Intrigue, and her dam, Marvelous Prophecy, are both SW1 carriers. The suspected source is Marvelous Gem. (Clicking on the small horse icon near his name will show is picture.)

Fergies Kitty Hawk
website here
Breed: Miniature
Breeding: (Reeces Shadow of a Hawk – Fergies Double Oak Miss)
Results: SW1/SW1 (also negative for frame, and positive for silver)

 
Test Results – Heterozygous SW1

Vaquila 4709
Breed: Gotland Pony
Breeding: pedigree (Vagabond believed to be the carrier)
Results: heterozygous for SW1
(Two brown eyes)

A Smokin Little Gun
website here
Breed: Quarter Horse/Paint
Breeding: pedigree
Results: heterozygous for SW1, negative for frame

Dial A Challenge
website here
Breed: Appaloosa
Breeding: pedigree
Results: heterozygous for SW1, negative for frame

Smokes Navajo
website here
Breed: Paint
Breeding: pedigree
Results: heterozygous for SW1

Vintage Smoking Gun
website here
Breed: Quarter Horse
Breeding: pedigree
Results: heterozygous for SW1, negative for frame

Knightstars Golden Treasure
pictured here
Breed: Miniature
Results: heterozygous for SW1, negative for frame
(Two blue eyes)

Pacific Mad Hatter
website here
Breed: Miniature
Breeding: (Pacific Justin Time – Las Doradas Tiffany’s Lace)
Results: heterozygous for tobiano, frame and SW1
(Two blue eyes)

Nostalgias Dirty Money
website here
Breed: Miniature
Breeding: Nostalgias Show Me The Money – Tuckers VooDoo Magic
Results: heterozygous for Sabino1 and SW1, negative for frame, EEaa
(Two blue eyes)

Pacific Pizzazz
website here
Breed: Miniature
Breeding: Pacific Mad Hatter (above) – Easterbrooks Dream About Me
Results: homozygous for tobiano, heterozygous for SW1, negative for frame
(Two blue eyes)

Pacific Black Eyed Susan
website here
Breed: Miniature
Breeding: Sugar Creeks Bolero – Rolling Hills Strawberry Shortcake
Results: heterozygous for tobiano, frame and SW1
(Two blue eyes)

 
Test Results – SW2 Positives

Spooks Gotta Whiz
website here
Breed: Paint
Breeding: pedigree
Results: heterozygous for SW1, heterozygous for SW2

Wimpys Golden Gunner
website here
Breed: Paint
Breeding: pedigree
Results: heterozygous SW1, heterozygous SW2, negative for frame

Capones Getaway Ride
website here
Breed: Quarter Horse/Paint
Breeding: pedigree
Results: heterozygous SW1, heterozygous SW2, negative for frame

Gunners Tradition
website here
Breed: Quarter Horse/Paint
Breeding: pedigree
Results: heterozygous SW2, negative for SW1 and frame

 
Test Results – Negatives

Deniz II 4745
Breed: Gotland Pony
Breeding: pedigree
Results: negative for SW
(Two brown eyes)
(This one was a surprise, since white on the legs of Gotlands usually indicates SW.) 

Magic Mans Color Prints
website here
Breed: Miniature
Breeding: LTDs Magic Man – TNTs Angel Baby
Results: negative for SW, heterozygous for frame and Sabino1
(Two blue eyes)

Canterbury All That Jazz
website here
Breed: Miniature
Breeding: Vermilyea Farms Renegade – Bryland Farms Pocket Money
Results: negative for SW, homozygous for tobiano
(Two brown eyes)

Cross Country Blue Moon
website here
Breed: Miniature
Breeding: Cross Country The Wizard – Cross Country Miss Amy
Results: negative for SW and frame, homozygous for tobiano
(Two blue eyes)

Rolling Hills Strawberry Shortcake
website here
Breed: Miniature
Breeding: Cajun Cowboy – Kraus King Julianne
Results: negative for SW and Sabino1, positive for frame
(Two brown eyes)

Pacific Sparkling Jewels
website here
Breed: Miniature
Breeding: Canterbury All That Jazz (above) – Arrows Dancing Feather of LTDs
Results: negative for SW, heterozygous for Sabino1, frame and tobiano
(Two blue eyes)

Montana’s Silver Sprinkles
Breed: POA
Breeding: unknown
Color: black near-leopard (previously tested Eeaa)
Results: Negative for SW
(Two brown eyes)

 

Pending Tests



Journey’s Made To Order
website here
Breed: Morgan
Breeding: pedigree
Color: bay classic splash
Markings: two blue eyes

Name: Pretty Shield
Breed: Spanish Mustang
Breeding: pedigree
Color: dun overo
Markings: white face, two blue eyes, mascara, two white legs
Suspected splash? Yes

Name: Jag
Breed: Mustang/Appaloosa cross
Breeding: unknown
Color: black blanket appaloosa
Markings: wide blaze, blue segment in right eye
Suspected splash? Yes

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39 Responses to “The Splashed White Project”

  1. horseartist2 Says:

    This is the mare that I will be having tested.

    110625-287

    She is a Spanish Mustang. Her sire is solid grulla and her dam has just a skewed blaze and a high stocking, and blue eyes. I might be able to get hairs from her dam.

    Pedigree:
    http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/pretty+shield

    Parents:

    SMR1531chatos_shadow_PASTURE

    1. Thank you so much for letting me include her! I have wondered if the pattern was present among Spanish Mustangs. Some of the historic photos of Native Americans have them on what look like frame-splash combinations.

      1. horseartist2 Says:

        I have seen SM horses the looked very distinctly splash. It will be nice to confirm that.

  2. horseartist2 Says:

    I forgot that her sire has a broken blaze and a snip.

  3. Nicole alley Says:

    I will get my APHA colt tested and will send of hair this week or next
    He was tested TO/TO and LWO n/n and has a lot of face white
    I can email a picture of him if you like if you give me an email address

      1. Nicole alley Says:

        http://www.miniaturehorsetalk.com/index.php?showtopic=127675

        Some tested minis with pictures
        One tested homozygous tobi and splash


  4. Just mailed photos and pedigrees on half my breeding herd (not quite but several mares and their offspring by a couple different stallions)…hopefully didn’t send too much at one time. Will be testing over the next month or so as funds are free and report results to you as they come in. Glad to be able to participate as I’ve thought I had quite a bit of splash in this bunch.

  5. horseartist2 Says:

    I’ve also sent in a test for Paisano, the gelding that I have frozen semen from. He’s LP and tested heterozygous for SB-1 and is homozygous black. Here is info from when he was a stallion:
    http://www.akalranch.com/Paisano/paisano.html

    He has had 4 foals, a solid bay, a bay dun with a narrow blaze and on sock, an LP, SB-1 who has varnished out (bay dun base color), and a black sabino with bald face and stockings. Photos of them (except the bay) are here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/simratk/sets/72157624142474623/with/4697303782/

    Should I have any of Paisano’s get tested or wait to see if he’s positive?

    And what do you think about the theory of homozygous lethality in the womb?

  6. horseartist2 Says:

    Paisano’s test will be back any day now.

  7. Krickette Says:

    A friend told me you might be interested in my horse’s test results! She just tested N/SW1 and N/O
    She gets her color from her sire, http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/brewin+up+trouble
    Her dam is a rescued TB with not but a speck of white for a star and two cornet bands, nothing special color wise.
    Here’s her album:
    photobucket.com/JazzyBrew

    She’s grey, so you might have to go back to the earlier pictures to see her markings clearly.

  8. Heather Says:

    look for Gunner bred horses for splash results…been hearing many are coming back as Sw2/n

    1. Heather Says:

      have seen Sw1/Sw2 tested horses…so they are able to exist 🙂 And they go back to Gunner


      1. It’s good to see you here, Heather! And that is neat about the Gunner horses. Have any been posted publicly?

  9. Heather Says:

    I don’t know if she has posted them publicly yet. She did post them on a “closed” Facebook group, that she is pretty much adding anyone who requests to be added into. She had one test as Sw2/n and two test as Sw1/Sw2…and then some Sw1/n as well…I was just so focused on those Sw2!!! Especially the ones that have a copy of Sw1 as well. Not as loudly marked as you would expect either!!!

  10. chris Says:

    I love your website! I have a chincoteague pony that we cannot figure out his pattern makeup at all. His head looks sabino, his midsection frame (maybe splash, hard to tell through winter fuzz), and his hind end looks classically tobiano. Though all those patterns should theoretically mix up and make him mostly white. He’s got dark eyes, an irregular blaze, white under jaw. Are you interested in testing him?


    1. I think it would be wonderful to test a Chincoteague. I don’t know that any have to date, though there have been what look like classic splash Chincoteagues born in the past. Is your pony related to Surfer Dude? He is the one that has been suspected of carrying splash.

      1. chris Says:

        I have no idea! He’s been through a few owners last year and his papers are MIA. I don’t know if he was penned as a yearling, or if he was from a breeder. He’s not one you’d look at and say he’s a splash. You look at him and scratch your head! How does the testing work?


      2. To have a horse tested, you need to be able to pull 20-30 hairs (they must include the root). Those are then mailed with the fee ($25) to the lab at UC Davis.

      3. chris Says:

        Fun! Let me get through this vet work we’re doing so I can pass another horse bill “under the radar” at home and will definitely test. We’re dealing with a gut full of sand at the moment… no fun. So glad we got him away from the coast!

  11. Carolyn Says:

    I have a purebred Arabian mare with one solid blue eye and another partial blue eye. Would she be one that you would be interested in seeing tested.

  12. Cynthia Says:

    I sent you pics and info of my mare. She’s Tovero, lots and lots of white, UC Davis Tested: Tobiano TT, LWO NN, Splash(s) NN and has one clear blue eye. I haven’t tested for Sabino yet (or DW) but she will be eventually

  13. Donna Boddie Says:

    You can’t say a horse with a blue eye is Splash every time though. That is so misleading. My QH mare with a blue eye tested negative to all 3 SW genes. I never thought for her to be Splash either but wanted to test her to be sure.


    1. I think you are right. I wish the suggestion that blue eyes meant splash (or maybe frame) had not caught on so widely on internet forums, because I believe the evidence available even before the tests supported the idea that blue eyes probably had multiple causes.

  14. Cynthia Says:

    Got my mares results today and she is NN for everything but DW (I havent tested for it yet). She has one full blue eye and about 90% white. I send you an email with her test results and a couple pics.

    1. Cynthia Says:

      Well She is NN for Dominant White, SW1/SW2/SW3, LWO & Sabino 1. So far my mare in a mystery. Mostly white half bald face blue eye. HZ Tobiano too. I sent an email with a copy of her UC Davis report

  15. dakota328 Says:

    I didnt realize that the APHA ‘comprehensive’ colour test tested for Splash. My mares results came in today and she tested negative for Splash (not that I was thinking she was, but you can add her to your negative list).

  16. amber lane Says:

    i am wondering- do you know if thoroughbreds can come in splash? i believe i saw one the other day, at a friends barn, one of the boarders had an unusual horse of thoroughbred descent and i believe she was a splash.

    thanks!

  17. Donna Boddie Says:

    the Definitely can Amber. A friend of mine in New Zealand bred a filly years ago. Her name is “Hey What The”. She went on to breed more. They now have a stallion, exactly the same pattern as her. I really don’t think she will test positive to the tests though as she so similar as the ‘Bald Eagle’ line in Australia that are all Classic Splash and test negative.

    1. amber lane Says:

      awesome-thanks!


    2. Thank you for mentioning Hey What The. I suspect that she and others that appear suddenly with that kind of look (wholly white faces, blue eyes and stockings) and then pass it consistently, will prove to be new splash mutations much like SW2 and SW3. Do you know if your friend sent samples from the family to UC Davis? When last I heard, they were collecting negatives on likely horses for further study.

  18. Esther Douglas Says:

    I have a picture of a chestnut OTTB with roaning and a fist sized white mark on his rump. How can i email it to you?


    1. Hi Esther! You can send me an email using leslikathman at earthlink dot net. If you send an email before you send the actual pictures, I can make sure my spam filter does not catch it first.

  19. Kristi Hale Says:

    Regarding the Spanish Mustang above, here’s a partial headshot of her dam, Shinie Eyes: http://www.spanishmustang.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=2929

    And here’s another of Shinie Eyes’ foals, Maverick’s Lady, partway down the page: http://www.cayuseranch.com/ramblerband.html

  20. Nicole Jory Says:

    Has anyone done any testing on Arabians who seem to carry splash? There has been some recent conversation about blue eyed arabians popping up from a certain bloodlines, but I have a feeling even if they were tested, they may not test positive for the currently identified types of splash..

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