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Equine Color Thread
« on: February 09, 2017, 09:55:23 PM »

Sense we don't have one yet I thought it might be fun to discuss our equine colors.
Mostly because it's a topic I am really fascinated by
 It's so interesting to me.I have so much more to learn.
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Re: Equine Color Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 10:02:54 PM »

First topic I would like to ask about is Appaloosa.
So far Legacy and Precious have had 3 Appaloosa foals together. One was a leopard, one a blanket with spots ( correct me if I am wrong on that one Diane) and now a snowcap.
I know Legacy has one LP and one pattern1 both he got from his sire.
Precious I think has one LP, but is it possible she has 2 ?  Can a varnish be homozygous LP?
And can snowcap carry patrn 1?
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Re: Equine Color Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 10:44:06 PM »

This is a great thread Holly, I dont know alot about color , so happy you have started this :)
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Re: Equine Color Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 10:48:55 PM »

I so don't understand appy.
I know Tana's sire was a leopard appy (untested, so no idea of genetics behind it), she just has characteristics, no spots, and I don't think she's varnish, but with her coloring it might be hard to tell.  [Tana is silver bay dun, looks a bit like a dark palomino.]
Tana's son, Monte also has characteristics but no spots, and I don't see varnish yet.  [Monte is grulla.]
Tana's son, Spotty has a blanket and white tipped ears.  [Spotty is bay.]
Both colts were sired by a bay stallion with no known appy genes.

I'm contemplating color/pattern testing Spotty with the color package at UC Davis (at least I think it's Davis), that tests red factor (black), Agouti, splash, LP and PATN1, last I heard it was like $60.
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