Tobianos often have what is commonly called cat tracks, ink spots, or paw prints. Cat tracks are frequently called freckles in the Chincoteague Pony community. They are spots of color on the white part of tobiano 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. They are a characteristic of tobiano and are not a separate inheritance. Cat tracks are more common on homozygous tobianos but heterozygous tobianos can also have them.
Bay tobiano splashed white mare with extensive cat tracks. Fifteen Friends of Freckles, 2011, Picture by Amanda Geci.
Bay tobiano with cat tracks and roan spots in summer and winter coats. Daughter of Fifteen Friends of Freckles. A Splash of Freckles, 2014 and 2017, Picture by Amanda Geci.
Bay tobiano with cat tracks and mapping. Miracle Man, 2007, Picture by Amanda Geci.
Palomino tobiano with ink spots.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 splashed white 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 Historical reference.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.