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(209) 477-1536, J. Sharon Batteate ( jsbatteate@aol.com), PO Box 8535, Stockton, CA 95208


He has been purchased by Denise Charpilloz. If you are interested in breeding to him, please contact Denise at 360-695-4536 or email Denise Charpilloz or visit her website Sharp Pillows and Owl Glenn Ranch.


Ima Star Brindle Bar

1997 AQHA stallion (#3625847)
Bay Seasonal Brindle carrier

Pedigree

1997 mahogany bay AQHA stallion (3625847) out of Im A Star Moon Bar (Star) by the seal brown roan AQHA stallion Malbec's Silvery Moon. He is a solid mahogany bay color with no white hairs on his body at all, only a small star on his forehead, indicating he did not inherit the roan gene from his sire. However, I thought he might be a carrier of Star's type of brindle pattern (seasonal brindle) because of his unusual curly texturing on his legs, and his sparser mane and tail (like his dam Star). However, he doesn't actually exhibit any striping himself (not even seasonally). I had to wait until he was old enough to do test breedings to confirm if he was a carrier of the seasonal brindle pattern or not. He sired five foals from the test breedings, reproducing the seasonal brindle pattern on non-brindle mares, indicating that he is indeed a carrier of the seasonal brindle pattern.


Offspring - from Brindle Mares

Brindles expected, 50% to 75% - to date from limited foals, 100%

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Picture
of Dam
Dam's Name
Breed
Dam's Base
Color / Pattern
Picture
of Foal
Foal's Name,
Breed, & Reg.
Foal's Base
Color / Pattern
Brenda Batty Atty
IBHA T-14356
ABRA T-9049
Dark Bay
Brindle
Foundation mare
photoBrenda's Millennium
1/2 Quarter Registry
# 12502 1/2
Bay and White
Brindle
2000 Filly
Brenda Batty Atty
IBHA T-14356
ABRA T-9049
Dark Bay
Brindle
Foundation mare
photoBrenda's Girly Girl
IBHA - A23667
Red Bay
Brindle
2003 Filly


Offspring - from Non-Brindle Mares

Brindles expected, 50% - to date from limited foals, 66%

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Picture
of Dam
Dam's Name
Breed
Dam's Base
Color / Pattern
Picture
of Foal
Foal's Name,
Breed, & Reg.
Foal's Base
Color / Pattern
Brenda's Shadow
1/2 Quarter Registry
# 12156 1/2
Black
non-brindle
daughter of Brenda
photoShadow's One
1/2 Quarter Registry
# 12501 1/2
Mahogany Bay
Seasonal Brindle
2001 Filly
Brenda's Shadow
1/2 Quarter Registry
# 12156 1/2
Black
non-brindle
daughter of Brenda
photoShadow's Red Man
1/2 Quarter Registry
# 12618 1/2
Sorrel
indeterminate
2003 Colt
Going Batty Atty
AQHA 2865499
ABRA TG-8618
Grullo
non-brindle
no relation
photoBrindle Batty Atty
AQHA # 4393424
Dun
Seasonal Brindle
2003 Filly


Pedigree








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Sire (of Ima Star Brindle Bar) :       Malbec's Silvery Moon

Picture of sire


Dam (of Ima Star Brindle Bar) :       Im A Star Moon Bar

Picture of dam

Star is a 1985 AQHA (2386655) mare. Star's base color is buckskin, however, she was registered with the AQHA as a red roan, probably because seasonally there are lighter (almost white) streaks in her coat. Also, she only shows her darker brindling seasonally, unlike Brenda (my other brindled mare) whose brindle pattern is visible year round. While this may be the effect of modifying genes on a single basic gene for brindle, I feel it is more likely that the brindle pattern Star carries may not be the same genetically as the brindle pattern Brenda carries. This would mean that there are possibly several genes producing a phenotypical (outwardly appearing) brindle pattern, similar to paints/pintos, in which there are several genes which produce white spotting.

Star has produced three foals to date, 2 of which carry her seasonal pattern. This indicates there may be a gene involved, which is inherited dominately, since approximately 50% of her foals have inherited the pattern from her. In addition, one of her colts has also produced brindled foals, indicating the pattern is capable of being passed from generation to generation, also lending support to the idea of gene for brindle.


General Information

The Brindle pattern consists of a watery or drippy looking striping (sometimes just partial striping) over the body of an animal. It is more commonly seen in dogs or cattle. In horses, the pattern is extremely rare. Brindle has occurred in such diverse breeds as Arabians, Thoroughbreds, Mustangs, Quarter Horses, Tennessee Walking Horses, German and Bavarian Warmbloods, Russian Horses, Spanish Horses, and also in Donkeys and Mules.

Many people confuse the Brindle pattern with Dun Factor markings (stripe down the back, barring on the legs, and occasional regular-spaced striping down the ribs). At one time, it was thought Brindle was a just a variation of Dun Factor. Indeed, there have been many examples of horses that were probably carrying both Dun Factor and Brindle. However, as can be seen from pictures of numerous Brindles in our slideshow, many do not have any Dun Factor markings whatsoever, indicating the two patterns are probably distinct genetically.

Brindle horses also have texturing in their coat, similar to that seen in some Appaloosa horses. The pattern seems to be inheritable, especially in terms of coat texturing, but the expression of the darker or more intense pigment to make the pattern visible is highly variable, and even varies with individual horses seasonally / yearly. Sometimes the pattern seems to be composed of dark hair (black or brown), sometimes of white hair (roan or gray).

Information collected since 1990 on Brindle horses is now shedding some light on the Brindle pattern. It now appears there may be two ways in which a Brindle phenotype (outward appearance) can occur. In some horses, the pattern has not been inheritable, pointing to a possible mosaic or chimera origin, such as seen in tortoiseshell cats. In other horses, the pattern has been shown to be inheritable. However, there could be several genes involved, producing similar patterns (much as pinto/paint spotting can result from several different genes). For more information on Brindle Horses, visit the Brindle Horse website at http://members.aol.com/brindlehos/


Update & Contact Information

Written information was last updated © January 30, 2005.

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