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The Sooty, or Smutty, Gene
Sooty palomino mustang from Salt Wells Creek HMA in Wyoming
Many horses have this aspect of what is most likely a form of natural camouflage.
The Smutty, or Sooty genetic modifier causes some black hairs to become mixed into body coat, sometimes creating dappling or brindle striping.
Sorrel becomes dark chestnut or liver chestnut.
Bay becomes mahogany bay. (Recent research in France shows that most Seal Brown horses carry Agouti, indicating that they may be Sooty Bays)
Palomino becomes sooty palomino, or, in extreme cases, Chocolate Palomino.
Wyatt, Kitty Lauman's Beaty's Butte mustang, has wonderful sooty overtones - almost brindle!
Sooty Palomino owned by Kristi Cantor
Sooty Palomino Appaloosa colt at Palomino Valley in August, 2001
This PMU foal is either a Chocolate Palomino or Silver Dapples - the look is the same - only genetic/pedigree analysis can say for sure.
COUNTERSHADING is a form of the Sooty / Smutty gene which mimics the dorsal stripe associated with Dun:
left: countershading stripe on a buckskin; Many "linebacked bays" have this stripe - are lacking in any other dun characteristics
right: true dun dorsal stripe
BRINDLE results when Sootiness is grouped by the Brindle gene into irregular "drippy" or "tiger" stripes