PMU Foal showing Tovero characteristics
Mayson, owned by Jessica Young of Windsor, CA
Mustangs with both Tovero characteristics
has both Tobiano and Overo Characteristics, with a preponderance of white.
The American Paint Horse Association defines Tovero as:
Other places Tovero is defined variously as "Tob-overo (tovero) horses have the characteristics of both the tobiano and overo horses" (from www.palouse.net/Paint/tovero.htm )
"The most common factor is a bald or extended face white more than 'normal' along with a tobiano pattern" with three types of tovero: Frame Overo + Tobiano, Sabino + Tobiano, and Spashed White + Tobiano (from http://www.geocities.com/Baja/Outback/2936/Tovero.html)
These "Other Pinto" types are not known to have their own genes, but are mixed or extreme expressions of the other known genes.
is a term used for color patterns that appear to be a cross or blending of Tobiano and any of the Overo family of patterns. This is entirely possible genetically, since all of the pinto genes are dominant.
There are 3 main types of Tovero:
TOVERO is characterized by extensive white over most of the body.
|Tovero is a term used to describe horses with both Tobiano and Overo characteristics, or any spotted horse that does not fit clearly into either Frame Overo, Sabino, Splash, or Tobiano classification.|
The most common factor is a bald or extended white face with a tobiano pattern.
Another form of Tovero is mostly white, with only a little color on the flanks, ears, chest and muzzle. Extreme Tovero, like Extreme Sabino, is pure white, or nearly so.
Tovero can be tricky to identify.