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    04-12-2012, 04:03 PM
This is great, I love learning new things but hate feeling so inadequate. So if the stallion is homozygous for the tobiano gene, can they still throw a lethal white?
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    04-12-2012, 04:16 PM
Lethal white = frame = OLWS.

OLWS carrier bred to an OLWS carrier = 25% chance of a lethal, 50% chance of a carrier, and 25% of a non carrier.

OLWS carrier bred to a non carrier = 50% chance of a carrier, 50% chance of a non carrier.

Non carrier to non carrier = 100% non carrier.

It all boils down to if a horse is a carrier or not. A horse can be be many, many other coat patterns and carry OLWS or not. OLWS is the only thing that can cause a OLWS foal.
    04-13-2012, 10:42 AM
Thanks! This thread has been a tremendous learning experience!
    04-14-2012, 03:02 AM
Here she is sorry for the bad quality they where taken with my phone...and please no rude commets

    04-14-2012, 03:09 AM
    04-14-2012, 09:05 AM
Nice mare. I see a few faults, those hocks are a bit sickled for one thing and her shoulder would like a little more slope to it.

I don't like Slicks. He is SO butt-high, it's not even funny. I know your mare is fairly level, but even so you should be breeding to a stallion that is also fairly level as being butt-high puts more strain on the forelegs which can go on to cause problems. If Slicks was plain bay, with no white, do you think he would still be entire? I doubt it. Bay is "boring" (yes I know that it's not, I have a bay) so there's no point in breeding for it.

Your mare is not just frame, she is also splashed white and most likely sabino. So not only does she have a good chance of throwing frame (50/50) she also has 50/50 of throwing splash, and 50/50 of throwing sabino.

I did a quick colour calculation, and this is what you'd end up with if you bred to a solid chestnut stud.
12.50% -
Chestnut Splash
12.50% -
Chestnut Sabino/Splash
12.50% -
Chestnut Sabino
12.50% -
Chestnut Overo
12.50% -
Chestnut Frame/Splash
12.50% -
Chestnut Frame/Sabino/Splash
12.50% -
Chestnut Frame/Sabino
12.50% -

Which means, your mare has a MASSIVE 87.5% chance of throwing one of her patterning genes. I honestly don't think you NEED colour to be a big factor when you're breeding, you've got a pretty good chance of ending up with it regardless of the stallion.

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