The elusive-yet-eye-catching splash overo pattern has captured the
attention of researchers hoping to identify its genetic home.
One of the rarest coat patterns in the Paint Horse breed, splash overo is still
very much a mystery where genetics are concerned. Popularized by such Paints as
Gambling Man and Colonels Smokingun, splash overo Paints certainly capture their
fair share of attention in and out of the show pen. Now, they’ve also attracted
the attention of academia, and researchers hope a new study will shed light on
the elusive pattern’s genetic identity.