Bald Eagle

Australian Paint Horse stallion, foaled 1975
Breeding: pedigree

This line of splash white Paints was first described in Jeanette Gower’s book, Horse Color Explained. This stallion is believed to be the source for the pattern, and may have carried a unique splash mutation. To date horses from this line have tested negative for the known splash mutations. In appearance, the splashes from this line most closely resemble the homozygous SW1 (“classic splash”) horses, though the edges of the pattern tends to be more lacey and the base color can appear somewhat diluted. Breeders believe this particular mutation is a homozygous lethal, and deafness is reported to be common.