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COAT COLOUR GENETICS

 

What colour foal will I get from my mare if I put it to your stallion??

This the question everybody asks. Horse breeding is a lottery but there are certain ways to improve your chances of winning. Coat colour genetics has come a long way and much research has been carried out in this area. There are some basic rules which seem to apply but there are pitfalls along the way, as certain colour genes may give the appearance of a completely different colour (e.g. Cremello x Black may look like a liver chestnut when it is in fact a smoky black) and you are then disappointed or very surprised by the result.

 

 

What you might get from Treliver Decanter

This is the very basic information and there other genes that may play a part so for more detail go to one of the colour coat genetic websites for a more detailed study.

Mare Colour
Foal Results

Black

Black
Chestnut
 
Smoky Black
Palomino
 

Bay

Black
Chestnut
Bay
Smoky Black
Palomino
Buckskin

Chestnut

Chestnut

Palomino

  

Palomino

Chestnut
Palomino
Cremello  

Buckskin (Dun)

Bay
Black
 
Buckskin
Smoky Black
Palomino
Perlino
Smoky Cream
Cremello
 

Coat colour websites

 

Animal Genetics UK - Colour Testing Facility  http://www.horsedna.co.uk/

 

                      Colour calculator - Work out what colour your foal will be http://www.horsetesting.com/CCalculator1.asp            

                    

              The Horse Colour Site  - All about the colour genes -    http://www.horsecolor.com/             

 

The Genetics of Equine Coat Colour

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE EQUINE SCIENCES PROGRAM

http://animalscience.tamu.edu/images/pdf/equine/equine-genetics-equine-coat-color.pdf