ONLY HAIRY LEGS
—–“Feathering is a quantitative trait since there is a continuous variation in the amount of feathering a horse could have, from none at all to abundant. Therefore, it is probably the result of additive gene action, which means that there are undoubtedly several pairs of genes, which increase feathering. A horse with none of these genes would be clean legged, while a Shire or Clydesdale would probably carry many of the genes”.
Additive Gene Action
( Fe = feathering; fe = no feathering)
fe fe fe fe = no feathering
Fe Fe Fe Fe = abundant feathering
Fe Fe fe fe = moderate feathering
” There is no question, only hairy legged horses were used to develop the breed”
Fred Walker.aka,….. king of the coloured horses.