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post #1 of 9 Old 05-14-2012, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Breeding genetic question!

What can I breed my palomino mare to , to get a dun, Buckskin, cremello, or palomino? She is homozygous or heterozygous and she doesn't carry the agouti gene. Every time she was bred to a chestnut she threw a chestnut or sorrel.

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Have you tested her for agouti? Without testing, or examining her pedigree, you can't tell on a red based horse.

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Palomino is red based so of course breeding her to another red based horse is going to get you a red base with or without the cream.

I'd also like to know if you have had her agouti status tested.
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If you are hoping for a dun, atleast one of the parents have to be a dun for the foal to be a dun.
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She has no agouti.

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So she was tested for it?
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Yes, and almost all the horses on her pedigree are dun or palomino.

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post #8 of 9 Old 05-14-2012, 12:33 PM
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So if you want a dun, breed to a dun stallion. She sounds heterozygous for creme, so if you want a buckskin or a palomino, breed to a stallion with preferably two creme genes. If you want a cremello, then you would definitely want to breed to a stallion with two creme genes.
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post #9 of 9 Old 05-14-2012, 02:34 PM
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Where was she tested for agouti?

Other than that, she is homozygous red and heterozygous for cream.

Honestly, your best bet would probably be a dunkskin stallion, like SBR Formula One website if you want the possibility of getting all of those colors.

ETA: After rechecking, he's homozygous black, so your possibilities would be buckskin, dunskin, perlino, perlino dun, bay dun, and bay.

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