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        09-03-2010, 08:32 PM
    Yes, I realize that... but there's a lot of black horses in that pedigree too, which is why I pointed out the Canadian horses.

    It's been hiding in that breed for a long time now - and because most of the horses are black (they do have bays and chestnuts... but not many compared to blacks) there was no way of "seeing" that it was there - until suddenly one colt pops out "white" (Smokey Cream... obviously both his parents had been hiding a cream gene and he got a copy from each). I believe until that point they had no idea that the cream gene still existed in the breed - because it isn't SEEN. I seem to recall there was some controversy regarding the purity of blood that particular colt had... DNA testing proved that he was indeed an example of how the cream gene can hide for generations behind a black coat.

    I sort of think that it's more likely the same in this horse's case rather than any attempt to falsify bloodlines...
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        09-05-2010, 08:28 PM
    I have had quite a few Paints in my years and to be honest, I don't recognize any of the pedigree of this stallion, either close up or way out in the pedigree
        09-06-2010, 02:47 PM
    Thank you for your replies guys! I don't have much information on his dam yet but I just emailed his previous owners and asked them a few questions on her so hopefully they will email me back. Also just so I can get this straight because it all kind of confuses me lol In order for tazz to also have those genes his dam needs to have the same genes as his sire?
        09-06-2010, 03:03 PM
    For him to be homozygous for black, for example, his dam would also have to have the black gene and pass it on to him. Same with the other things his sire is homozygous for. She doesn't need to have identical genes as that would be inbreeding but she needs to carry the same colour genes such as black.
        09-06-2010, 03:29 PM
    Oh ok that makes sense! Thank you

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