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I got curious last night and tried to look up dappled kikos. Couldn't find a thing. The closest I found was "usually white". This got me thinking about what's really going on with his pattern. When his hair is full length, it appears roan with small spots, but at the skin level, the roan and spots are accompanied by lacing and larger patches of white.

I have a friend who's taking a genetics course at OSU, and her professor is willing to take a look at him for free. I've speculated that there are 3 possibilities, and while the first is most likely, it'd be nice to see a "new" (undocumented) mutation. Phenotype reference pictures are included and will be added to.

1-it's a common enough roan/dapple pattern usually hidden by the dominant white gene.
2-a new mutation is affecting the way his roan is expressed.
3-it's a funny expression of standard dapples/spots.

Obviously it may be something else, but I like 2. Any ideas?
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Talked to him today, it should take 2-3 weeks once I get the hair samples in. Normally it wouldn't be free, but it's the one goat and once he saw a picture, he was interested enough to experiment.
 

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That's really interesting! I love learning about animal genetics. We had a giant discussion about crossing jungle fowl with pheonix chickens today in AP bio. That's what happens when the chicken-crazed vice principle walks in; he has 80 of these hybrids! LOL :)
 

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I'm actually pretty curious as to what the rest of his genetics are. If I were to use the standard set for horses, he'd be ee ?? D? kitr with a random "maybe appaloosa, maybe sabino, maybe DW, but danged if I know". I don't quite think horse genetics can carry over to goats, though.
 
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