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    05-11-2010, 03:32 AM
Color Testing

Where would you recommend for color testing, and is there a test for dun?
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    05-11-2010, 11:33 AM
I had mine done at the Davis. And the test you want is the dun zygosity test

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    05-11-2010, 11:59 AM
I'm pretty sure most people use UC Davis. It's definitely one of the most popular and respected labs.

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The dun test is $50.
    05-11-2010, 12:19 PM
There is also animal genetics. Depends on what you want done as to which is the less expensive. Over all though they are about the same in cost and both are very reputable. There is anouther lab which I have used the cost is a lot less and they test for everything for one price but the wait time is long and they have had problems with results for some.
    05-11-2010, 10:42 PM
Thank you! So there is no test for dun if you don't have access to the parents?

I'd like to test for frame, sabino, cream, and dun.
    05-12-2010, 08:12 AM
I prefer Animal Genetics, but you have to use Davis for dun. (I like AG because it's whom I'm familiar with using and they're quicker). It's recomended to have the parent's hair for the dun test but not necessary (I promise, despite how their website makes it sound).

Sabino only tests ONE form of sabino, and there are many more, so, IMO, it's a worthless test... unless you have extra money to burn and are really curious.
    05-12-2010, 09:59 AM
I guess I'll go w/ Davis then. I know they only test for one form of Sabino, what I'd really like to know is if she's splash, but they don't have a test for that yet, so wanted to rule out as much other as possible.

And thanks again, very helpful!
    05-12-2010, 12:54 PM
Originally Posted by haviris    
Thank you! So there is no test for dun if you don't have access to the parents?

I'd like to test for frame, sabino, cream, and dun.
They have not identified the gene for dun yet but they do have a test that will tell you if your horse carries the usual markers that are associated with is the dun zygosity test..............I had it done and I did not have access to any parents other than a pedigree.

Super NOva
    05-13-2010, 07:39 AM
Originally Posted by haviris    
what I'd really like to know is if she's splash
Can you post full body shots of her showing all the white she has?
    05-14-2010, 02:47 AM
First pic, didn't realize how hard it would be to find pics w/ all for feet in it. Actually I cut one foot off, but you can still see where the white is, and there is white on her right front just very little (hope you can see through the shadows).

And the rest of her face white,

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