|Spotted (Pinto) Mules|
|Mules do not get the horse pinto patterns in their entirety. Mules from tobiano dams have only 4 white stockings in 90% of cases where they inherit the gene. Many mares are Tt, (heterozygous tobiano) and therefore the mule has a 50/50 chance of having any white markings. So about 50% of mules from tobiano mares are solid, and of the remaining half that do have white, most are stocking-legged, with maybe a tail splash. Those with a near-true tobiano pattern are about 1 in 100.
The Overo pattern has not yet been seen in mules. We have no verified cases of overo mares passing the overo gene to mule foals.
|Diamond has a partial tobiano pattern - stockings, tail splash, belly splash, and whisp of white in the mane. Dam, tobiano Paint, sire, red roan.|
|Poco Gal is out of an overo mare. She has a small forehead star as her only white. The sire was a white/spotted jack.|
|Pretty Woman is a good example of the modified donkey spot pattern. Sire spotted, dam bay AQHA.|
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|Sassafrass is by a roan jack out of a pinto pony mare. This is a perfect example of the odd "Skewing" seen in mule pinto spotting. The pattern at first appears to resemble Tobiano, but both forelegs are black, not white.|