Originally Posted by AQHA13
There are constantly mutations in meiosis, it may not necessarily be true for this foal, but couldn't a dilute gene eventually appear in the Arab breed?
I'd say if it hasn't shown up in the 4,000 or so years that Arabs have been around, I doubt it'll show up anytime soon, if ever.
They will be soon if people keep fudging papers.
This is true, but I doubt AHA would every allow a horse be registered if it did have a dilute gene and I believe Arabs meant to be bred have to have their DNA on file or something like that. So, fudged papers would only result in one horse being "Arabian" that wasn't, rather than having the dilute gene introduced and passed on.