Calico Tobiano is a very rare coat that is only seen when the Cream and Tobiano genes are present. The Cream gene appears to only dilute sections on the horse’s body when leaving the other areas more of the base colour. This leads to a patchy, tri coloured, look that can be compared to that of a Calico Cat.
Calico Tobiano Genetics
There is little known about Calico Tobaino. Some people wonder if it is just the cream gene failing to dilute the entire pigmented coat on the horse. However stallions have produced Calico foals which shows that there is a form of inheritance.
Check out pictures of Calico Tobiano horses in the Calico Tobiano album:
Calico Tobiano HorsesCheck out this album to see pictures of Calico Tobiano horses!