Are you in need of some midweek cheering? Time for that to happen, but not in a way you’d think. Did you know that some horses can grow mustaches?
While it does boil down to the breed as well as the gene, both from the mother and father’s side, breeds such as the Gypsy Vanner actually have the potential of growing a mustache, and if you thought horses are beautiful animals as a whole, I can tell you that the mustache makes them look even more classy and intellectual.
The Gypsy Vanners have the distinction of growing long, beautiful manes, and these “mustaches” are that same gene. According to Blanche Kohl of Parrett Mountain Gypsies, “It is [their] hair that distinguishes this breed from other breeds. Though there are far more valuable traits of the Gypsy Cob, they are most known for their fairy tail look! Hair is an additive or a cumulative gene and is recessive. In order to maintain or add hair, breeding is upmost importance! You must breed hair to hair to maintain or increase hair. This gene is responsible for the mustache, beard, double manes, thick lush tails, belly hair and of course that silky straight feather that is highly sought after!”
But, I digress. Enough talk, time to see what these classy horses look like. Weird or cool? Let us know in the comments!