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        05-28-2010, 06:19 PM
    Quick Color Question

    Hey guys,
    I cruise around in here because this is where the color geniuses like to hang out and I'm trying to learn.
    Can you guys tell me what the chances are that I ended up with the horse I did? The dark grey is his daddy and the grey is his mommy and the funny little chestnut with the two white socks and huge blaze is my booooy..



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        05-28-2010, 08:48 PM
    Okay, this could be totally wrong...I'm basing it off what I remember from a genetics class I took four years ago =P but I'm guessing a 25% chance...both mama and dad would have to be heterozygotes for the grey color, and it would be a 75:25 ratio of grey:non-grey. If one was homozygous, all offspring would be grey.
        05-28-2010, 11:29 PM
    Tarebear is right! His parents are heterozygous for gray and neither passed it on to your boy!
        05-29-2010, 05:00 AM
    Both were _e (meaning at least one e. Chestnuts are ee). And both are Gg (one copy of the grey gene). And as the above poster said, 25% chance of your foal getting gg, no grey.
        05-29-2010, 05:41 AM
    Yeah the above posters are correct!
        05-29-2010, 11:38 AM
    Wow! I'm pretty happy he turned out the way he did even though it was a kind of slim chance.. I hate bathing greys haha!
    Thanks guys for the answer and some knowledge! :)

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