Breeding a Chestnut to Chestnut paint - foal color?

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Breeding a Chestnut to Chestnut paint - foal color?

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    04-05-2011, 05:16 PM
Breeding a Chestnut to Chestnut paint - foal color?

I have a bet with my us resolve it!

If you were to breed a solid chestnut mare to a chestnut and white paint stud...what would the color of the resulting foal be?

I say it can only be either solid chestnut or chestnut and white.

She says it can also possibly be a black and white foal.

Is that possible? Help!
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    04-05-2011, 05:18 PM
Green Broke
Rodeo's sire was a chestnut, only white he had were 2 stockings, and a blaze, he was a TB, and his dam was a chestnut/white paint.....Rodeo is a chestnut overo. Not sure if that helps any or not
    04-05-2011, 05:26 PM
Green Broke
I think it depends if the sire carries a black gene. I could be wrong. But most likely foal will be chestnut. Red is a dominant color.
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    04-05-2011, 05:29 PM
I thought red was recessive and black is dominant? Meh, the more I learn about horse colors the stupider I feel!
    04-05-2011, 05:32 PM
Chestnut + Chestnut = Chestnut. Whether it will have a pattern would be a 50-50, unless the sire is homozygous, but you would have to test for that.
    04-05-2011, 05:34 PM
If both parents have a chestnut base coat the foal will be chestnut. Chestnut is expressed as ee, black as Ee or EE. Since both parents are ee you can't get a E gene in there.I am not sure how paint colors work but the foal will defiantly have a chestnut base coat. Hope that makes since.
    04-05-2011, 05:46 PM
Pretty much what everyone said about the chestnut and paint pattern is right. If the parents don't have black, they can't pass it on.
    04-05-2011, 05:59 PM
Green Broke
Definitely chestnut.
    04-05-2011, 05:59 PM
Awesome! That's exactly what I have been telling her!! Thanks, girls!
    04-05-2011, 07:30 PM
Chestnut to chestnut and cremello to chestnut are the only crosses where you will know for sure what colour the baby is going to be

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