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Accurately filling in your foal’s colour & marking description is really important, especially for colts, as these descriptions will be required for identification if they apply for their stallion registrations and/or may be required for other identification at some stage in the future. Good advice from an experienced breeder – take photos when the foal is newborn as white markings show clearly then.


Head Markings

• The most common fault is to include everything as a blaze.

• Please record if the muzzle is flesh coloured or has flesh mark on it – eg it is pink.

• Please record if one or both eyes are blue

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Leg Markings

• It is a common fault to just put stockings and or socks. We do not use this term as we describe where the white comes up to eg White to below knee

• If it is higher in front or behind – describe where the main mark comes up to and say whether it rises in front or behind eg White to ½ cannon rising behind.

• Black spots on coronet band are called ermine marks or spots

• Please record the colour of the hooves.

Front Legs

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Hind Legs

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