Blanket and snowcap appaloosas are both the result of PATN2 with different numbers of varnish alleles. One varnish allele with PATN2 gives a blanket appaloosa, while two varnish alleles with PATN2 give a snowcap appaloosa.
This American Appaloosa horse looks like it might be a combination of extensive blanket appaloosa and varnish roan. Note the different shades of color on the front of the body, and how the roaning of the face stops at the nasal bridge, creating a 'badger face'.
This stocky young palomino blanket spotted Appaloosa mare has a white blanket which covers most of her body, and palomino spots which again cover most of her body. This was her first outing at a Western schooling show.
This horse is another example of a blanket spotted Appaloosa, with a small white blanket and a few large black spots. His buckskin coat shows some roan (white hairs mixed with the brown hairs in his coat). He doesn’t show pink and black mottling around his muzzle, nor the white sclera around his eye, but he does have stripy hooves.
|Bright Secretary LD||First Secretary
1974 chestnut blanket Appaloosa
1970 chestnut Thoroughbred
Triple Crown Winner
|Bold Ruler 1954 brown TB|
|Somethingroyal 1952 bay TB|
1961 black blanket Appaloosa
|Yellow House 1953 chest roan Appy|
1963 dun blanket splash Appaloosa
Hall of Fame
|Bright Eyes Brother
1950 dun blanket splash Appaloosa
|Billy Maddon 1944 rd dun QH|
|Plaudette 1931 buckskin QH|
1958 sorrel QH
|Star Duster 1944 sorrel QH|
|Jos Misty 1948 palomino QH|