Cat Tracks


























Tobianos can have what is commonly called cat tracks, ink spots, or paw prints. Cat tracks are frequently called freckles in Chincoteague Pony circles. They are spots of color on the white part of pinto markings. Cat tracks often have a roany look to them. They can be as minimal as one or two, or a pony can have many.


Bay tobiano splash mare with extensive cat tracks. Fifteen Friends of Freckles, 2011, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Bay tobiano with cat tracks and roan patches in summer and winter coats. Daughter of Fifteen Friends of Freckles. A Splash of Freckles, 2014 and 2017, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Bay tobiano+sabino with halo marked cat tracks. He is thought to be homozygous for tobiano based on his produce record, as he was wild a genetic test was never done. Miracle Man, 2007, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Palomino tobiano+sabino with ink spots. She has had limited foals, but may be homozygous.Whisper of Living Legend, 2010, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Bay tobiano with cat tracks as a foal and as an adult. Danny's Girl Splash, 2014 and 2017, Pictures by Amanda Geci.


Chestnut tobiano splash with cat tracks, as a foal and as an adult. Misty's White Out, 2008 and 2014, Foal picture by Matt DesJardins, adult picture by Amanda Geci.


Chestnut tobiano with cat tracks. Historical reference. Wild pony, 1967, Screen shot from a Wild Kingdom episode.