Color experts unite! - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 07-16-2011, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 37
• Horses: 0
Color experts unite!

I have a Smokey Black AQHA mare who produces buckskins from a sorrel stallion. I am breeding her to a Missouri Fox Trotter next year, and I want to get a palomino foal from the cross. I know I may not get one either way, but which stallion would give me the BEST chance on my Smokey Black mare? Both the palomino and liver chestnut have produced several palominos in the past. Thanks for your expertise!

This is the smokey black AQHA mare:

This is the palomino Missouri Fox Trotter stallion:

This is the liver chestnut Missouri Fox Trotter stallion:
HollyJane is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 07-16-2011, 09:32 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,132
• Horses: 0
Well you need to know if you mare is homozygous or heterozygous for black first. That will tell you if palomino is even a possibility or not.
NdAppy is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 07-16-2011, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 37
• Horses: 0
She has had only bay and buckskin... does that tell you anything? How do I know if she is homozygous without doing a test?
HollyJane is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 07-16-2011, 09:50 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,132
• Horses: 0
No real way to know for sure without a test. You can make a good guess off of what she has produced with what she was bred to and what her pedigree is, this isn't certain of course.
NdAppy is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 07-17-2011, 01:55 AM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 44
• Horses: 6
Yea, too much of a gamble to just base it off of what she's produced so far. $40 will tell ya.

7 Outstanding Andalusian Champion Stallions, 3 Foundation Quarter Horse Stallions and 1 Friesian Stallion plus a myriad of mares! Its amazing I'm still sane!
PecuniaMiAmor is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question for our genetic color experts! To ride the sky Horse Colors and Genetics 9 06-17-2011 08:06 PM
Color Experts! Sabino? Rabicano? MacabreMikolaj Horse Breeding 26 10-27-2010 03:23 PM
Color experts-Is he going to roan out? Citrus Horse Talk 3 09-05-2010 08:17 PM
One more for the color experts. Opinions please! Plains Drifter Horse Pictures 4 06-20-2010 07:12 PM
Albertans Unite!! Beau Baby Meet the Community 8 06-08-2010 12:35 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome