Is there a correct term for these kinds of markings on Peruvian's.

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Comment by Patricia Memsic on May 6, 2015 at 12:20pm

Hi There - The white spots that appear, spontaneously, on any breed are called Birdcatcher Spots, named after a famous British TB from the 1800's.  The cause is unknown, crosses all breeds, and has no known genetic link.  Google it.  It is very interesting.  My  PP gelding, age 13, started getting them 2 Summers ago.  According to the definition, they can come and go, (which mine do. They leave in winter) they can come once, and never appear again, or they can stay.  Just get out some Lady Clariol, and touch them up, if they bother you. There are 3 horses in my barn who have them, and they are all different breeds. Checked with my Vet.  He was shocked that I knew what it was.

Well, I guess it pays to be a NERD.

Comment by victoria Querin on March 2, 2015 at 3:41pm
  1. I tend to agree with roaning affect.  The small dot is similar to a the mare I had who had pinto in her bloodlines.  However, on his face I could entertain the thought that this was caused by irritation from a halter or bosal. The roaning on his face is too similar to the one on his haunch for me to discountroaning affect on his face also. 
Comment by Michele Ripley on March 2, 2015 at 12:38pm
A friend reminded me these could also be a roaning effect too. My Mom's gelding does have more and more white showing up the older he gets. At first, we thought it was scarring due to bug bites or something.
Comment by Michele Ripley on February 27, 2015 at 10:48am
Due to the placement, I would guess scars as well. My vet will be here on the 12th. I'll have him look at the pic and see what he thinks too.
Comment by Brad Kruger on February 25, 2015 at 10:25pm

Bites on the butt.

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