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        07-23-2012, 09:48 PM
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    Chiilaa I have started to question whether there is a sooty gene at all, and just the base coat of brown at work.
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        07-23-2012, 10:13 PM
    Sooty is definitely there, you can see it on red based horses all the time. Look at all those "dirty" or "smutty" palominos. Since brown is an agouti mutation, it only affects black pigmented hair, which red bases don't have.
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        07-23-2012, 10:23 PM
    I've often wondered if some of the variation in the pali colors is due to the particular shade of red they would have been had they not carried cream. For example, is some particular really dark pali perhaps just a creamed out liver chestnut instead of carrying sooty?
        07-23-2012, 10:25 PM
    This could also be the case. So much to find out lol.
        07-23-2012, 10:54 PM
    You should have become a geneticist Chiilaa so we could badger you to find the test.
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        07-23-2012, 11:32 PM
    Originally Posted by NdAppy    
    You should have become a geneticist Chiilaa so we could badger you to find the test.
    HA! I have three semesters of Uni left then I am NEVER going back to school... Well... I will be going back to school, but I will be the teacher not the learner lol.
        07-24-2012, 12:27 AM
    Chillaa are you studying genetics?
    It would be right up your alley.
    Good luck. Shalom
        07-24-2012, 12:38 AM
    Originally Posted by dbarabians    
    Chillaa are you studying genetics?
    It would be right up your alley.
    Good luck. Shalom
    Nope. Studying to be a primary school teacher. There isn't much call for equine geneticists here in Australia
        07-24-2012, 02:44 PM
    You have to remember, most registries do not register 'brown' horses as browns, they register them as 'dark bay', especially in Throughbreds.

    I personally think 'dark bay' is an outdated term to refer to brown/seal brown. They're either bay or brown, not bay or dark bay.
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