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Brenda's Millennium

2000 Red Bay and White Brindle filly out of the Brindle mare Brenda Batty Atty by the mahogany bay AQHA stallion Ima Star Brindle Bar, who is a carrier of the seasonal brindle pattern from his dam Im A Star Moon Bar. Ima Star Brindle Bar has reproduced the seasonal brindle pattern in his offspring even though he shows no visible striping himself. (For examples of crosses on non-brindle mares refer to the foals Shadow's One and Brindle Batty Atty).

An interesting development occurred in Millie's color. While she did not develop any darker streaking like her dam Brenda, she instead developed areas of white hairs in the coat, and exhibits a face pattern characteristic of chimera patterns. Neither parent exhibited either gray or roan genes, so the white hairs must be resulting from some action of the brindle pattern itself. Millie also exhibits the curly texturing and sparser mane and tail similar to her sire who is a carrier of the seasonal brindle pattern, so she is perhaps a combination of the two types of brindled patterns

Brenda's Millennium is an own daughter of Brenda Batty Atty (foundation mare for one family line of Brindles). Foals from Brenda's line are born with the pattern and exhibit the pattern year-round. Note the "moth-eaten" appearance caused by raised tufts of hair, indicating different hair lengths characteristic of the pattern in this family group.

Brenda's Millennium is registered in the Half Quarter Registry (12502 1/2). She is also a full sister to the Brindle filly Brenda's Girly Girl.

The brindle pattern from her family line is proven to be inheritable. Brenda's family line has shown an approximate 50% inheritability of their type of brindle pattern from crosses on non-brindles, and an even higher percentage on crosses between the two family lines. So far from limited breedings, Brenda (type 1) has had 100% brindle foals when bred to Star's colt (type 2). Over time, it should average out to 75%.



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