Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Well, you have to consider that a "bay" is just a black horse with the agouti gene. Genetically, it's still a black horse, same as any other black horse. It just adding a modifying gene that alters the state of it's color. Sort of like a grey horse - grey itself is not a color, it's just a modifier, that grey horse is still genetically a different color underneath.
It's definitely fascinating, I love equine color and what we know about. The more you learn about genetics, the more you'll actually look at equine color being layered like an onion. It's like, if I think about a perlino, I can actually visualize the black horse standing in a field, and then being painted with "agouti" to become a bay, and then being painted with a cream gene to become a buckskin and then being painted with another cream gene to become a perlino!
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.