I had never heard of Birdcatcher spots. Have you?
But I had noticed these tiny white spots that appear and disappear on Dalton’s coat. I thought they were just injuries that would heal over the winter… but it didn’t make sense because he had a lot of them… there were never any obvious injuries … no scars … and the spots would reappear in different places! I’m glad to finally have an answer. Birdcatcher spots!
WHAT ARE BIRDCATCHER SPOTS?
The video above explains it well, and then I googled it. Mr. Google said:
Birdcatcher spots are unique markings found on some horses. Birdcatcher spots are small, white markings that are found on some horses. These spots are believed to be a result of a genetic mutation, and they are most commonly found on horses with dark coat colors.
And then I found this article from Equus.
I’m glad to finally understand about these spots.
These are all bad photos and I’m sorry. I didn’t realize how out of focus they were until too late. But, you will get the idea.
AND THEN I REALIZED THAT I DID KNOW ABOUT BIRDCATCHER SPOTS (EYEROLL)
OK, so now I feel old and ridiculous… not only have I written about birdcatcher spots, I’ve reposted the original post about birdcatcher spots … so I’ve written about them twice before! Granted… the article was about many unusual markings… but I still had heard of birdcatcher spots.
Do you know how I realized that I had written about birdcatcher spots previously? Because Mr. Google returned my own article (double eyeroll).
Here is that article of mine from 2010 and again in 2021.