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Erika L
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Username: Erika

Post Number: 636
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, Jan 5, 2007 - 1:23 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hey all, I have a cute little Friesian cross that always had her father's feathers on her fetlocks. Even though she's registered AWS now, I always liked her little "unicorn feet".
Here's before:

Cleo's fetlocks
Now she has none there! I don't mean the hair is completely gone, but the hair is short as if it just doesn't grow any longer. It doesn't look shaved--she is coming four this summer. Is it possible that she just womn't grow them anymore? (Her American Saddlebred mom has more feathers than she does even!)
No big deal, just curious...
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Ann
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Username: Dres

Post Number: 1084
Registered: 10-2000
Posted on Friday, Jan 5, 2007 - 1:57 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

she looks like she has the Friesian mane and tail tho..

On the first day God created horses, on the second day he painted them with spots..
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Carla McKenzie
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Username: Jivete

Post Number: 46
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Monday, Jan 8, 2007 - 1:17 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

My Percheron/Andalusian cross losses her feathers from time to time too. My theory is that she rubs them off somehow when her legs are itchy (like fly season). I only think this because I once owned a mare that would rub a bald spot on one leg because she habitually scratched it with the other. Just a thought...
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Erika L
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Post Number: 645
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, Jan 8, 2007 - 3:40 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Okay, cool, thanks. Just curious, you know?
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