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  • Red dun stallion x bay mare
  • Breeding red dun with bay

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    11-29-2008, 09:40 AM
Black X Red Dun

Whats the color possablities from these two colors. I've bred alot of horses over the years but never been into color. I have a young Red Dun stud that I'm going to breed to a black mare someone asked the color it could be and I'm not really sure. What if the mare is Homozygus for black? Not sure that she is but she's had 3 black foals out of 3 2 of the studs were sorrel and 1 black.

Oh and I could care less if anyone thinks I should buy a foal, if someone wants to know why I'm breeding them its because I want to, yes I know how to care for a weanling, yada, yada, yada. What I'm wanting to know is the colors it can be.
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    11-29-2008, 10:08 AM
Color Calculator

Do you know the stallion's genetics?
Is he homozygous for dun? What about the agouti gene?

Assuming that you don't know if your mare is heterozygous for black:

Offspring Color Probability

25.00% -
Red Dun
25.00% -
12.50% -
Zebra Dun
12.50% -
12.50% -
12.50% -

Now if your mare is homozygous:

Offspring Color Probability

25.00% -
Zebra Dun
25.00% -
25.00% -
25.00% -

This is all assuming that your stallion is heterozygous for the agouti gene (bay gene) If he is homozygous you can only get a bay base or a chestnut base. It isn't a carrier then he cannot produce any bays. Also assuming the stallion is heterozygous for the dun factor.
    11-29-2008, 10:15 AM
Thank you very much!!!! The stud has had 1 foal so far it was red dun. His sire is red dun and dam is sorrel.
    11-29-2008, 10:28 AM
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I love that color calculater, even those I Have always been taught color is the last thing to breed for.

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