I didn't even know horses could have green eyes!!!?

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    04-06-2010, 10:30 PM
I didn't even know horses could have green eyes!!!?

I know someone that has a peruvian paso that she is selling and has advertised him as having green eyes. I haven't seen him in person,but that is so cool. I didn't even know it was possible! From the pics he looks like a very light palomino or a perlino. Does anyone have pics of horses with green eyes? I would love to see them... I am curious now!
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    04-06-2010, 10:35 PM
They can't. Google it. Only foals are born with greenish/blue eyes, that darken as they age. :)
    04-06-2010, 10:45 PM
Certain colour mutations like Champagne can dilute the eyes to amber, and other colours.
    04-07-2010, 01:11 AM
The horse is probably carrying Pearl, which is a recessive dilution gene that is activated by creme. Pasos are one of the breeds that have been identified as carriers of this gene. It causes green eyes.

More info:
Pearl gene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A horse carrying champagne will have amber coloured eyes, & double dilutes like Cremellos and Perlinos will have blue eyes.
    04-07-2010, 01:26 AM
Ok, cleared it up. Champagne's eye colour changes as they age until it settles in the brown/amber colour they end up with.
    04-07-2010, 01:33 AM
So there is no way his eyes would stay green? :(
    04-07-2010, 01:41 AM
As Quixotic said, if the horse has the pearl gene and it's activated on cream (Which it would be as he is perlino?) then he could quite feasibly have green eyes and they will stay green :]
    04-07-2010, 01:49 AM
Talking eye colour

Ive seen a horses with a stormy eye colour whos seen that before?
    04-07-2010, 02:05 AM
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "stormy"? If you mean a dark blue, then it was probably a pinto.
    04-07-2010, 11:27 AM
Horses with green eyes are very often blue eyed horses with an infection of the inner chamber of the eye causing it to fill with yellow pus creating a lovely green color. If there is no infection, as has been mentioned, it will not be a permenant eye color.

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