Ok so after breeding my mare last spring I became really interested in Equine Color Genetics, though I don't know a whole lot YET lol I still find it very interesting! So my first question is how can people tell the status of a horse without testing? Can you tell anything about my mare? She is Dun, has had a Grullo foal (stallion was a haflinger) her mother was a Grullo and her father was a Buckskin Overo.
My other question is about Spice's (my mare) Dam. Her name is Ben Marks "Lady" (AQHA) and was a Grullo. She has had at least 10 foals... at least, and not one of them was sorrel/chestnut, or bay. She has had everything under the sun, Palminos, Duns, Grullos ect... Is this sheer luck? Or does color genetics play a roll here? Oh and Lady was bred to a variety of colors including bays and chestnuts/sorrels.