Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Centurion, South Africa
Face pattern genetics..
I was wondering if any formal research has been done on determining which face pattern genetics (Such as a blaze, star, stripe etc) are dominant to others? Or does it depend on the strength of the genes of the particular horse?
Reason I ask is that I am expecting my first foal in late October and I am hoping for a bit more white than mom has...
Here's the breakdown of the colour genetics in the family:
SIRE: Quartz - Bay with BIG Star/Stripe thing going on, too big to be a star, not long enough to be a stripe.
SIRE'S SIRE: Quidam - Bay with a stripe, tends to sire either stripes or blazes.
SIRE'S DAM: Violet - Bay sabino, with one blue eye and a blaze.
SIRE'S DAM SIRE: Cassini I - Grey with LOTS of white, has a blaze.
DAM: Velvet - Bay with a star (large)
DAM'S SIRE: Aristis - Black with Blaze
DAM'S DAM: Satin - Bay with a star
DAM'S SIRE: Al Mufti - Dark bay (almost black) with a star
Your thoughts? :)