So there was a question not long back about white quarter horses and that got me thinking about a few things. Here in Australia we have a very popular white filly who has just started her career in racing. Her name is The Opera House, very aptly named of course and she is a 3/4 sister in blood to a champion racehorse called Might and Power. Now with this filly comes alot of talk about white throroughbreds, and yes I know that they are called max white or max sabino's, she is yet to show any of the dark pathces though.
So there are atleast 2 distinct known Thoroughbred lines that carry this gene, and infact there is one Thoroughbred stud who has 5 generations of unbroken white horses. They just never get much talk as they are seen rarely and are not the best race horses. So my first question is do you know of any other lines, and is this the same for other breeds?
Do max sabino's have any problem in regard to the sun and UV light and getting burnt, as everytime I have seen her she appears to be extremly pink around the eyes and mouth, or is this just a natural occurence?
If you have a max sabino or know of someone who does, do they have any problem working them in the daylight? There are stories of these rare max sabino's being banned from track work in normal daylight hours as their colour caused the other horses to spook.
Also talking strictly Thoroughbred's registered to race are there any other rare colours that you have seen?
And of course any other interesting information regarding this topic is welcome.