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post #11 of 44 Old 01-05-2013, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking for pics of him now... my understanding was both parents had to carry the gene to have a lethal white foal. Is this true or does it just take one parent to pass it on?
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post #12 of 44 Old 01-05-2013, 09:29 PM
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It takes getting the gene from both. OLWS lethal foals are homozygous for the frame/OLWS gene.
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So many nice babies out there that need a home I just bought me a grade dunskin colt that came from an auction. He is a nice colt solid built and is a possible barrel racing prospect for only $300. But there a lot of quality registered colts going for that price nowadays. If she wants a baby to raise buy one its so much easier than breeding and you know exactly what your getting plus is waaaay quicker ! I mean she could breed that mare the foal get stuck and they both die. There's so much risk and breeding and it's NOT cheaper to breed the mare needs vaccinations, a food regiment and pregnancy care.

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Since it takes both parents then yes he is a carrier as he and another mare threw a LW foal. I'll still post pics of him though.
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So many nice babies out there that need a home I just bought me a grade dunskin colt that came from an auction. He is a nice colt solid built and is a possible barrel racing prospect for only $300. But there a lot of quality registered colts going for that price nowadays. If she wants a baby to raise buy one its so much easier than breeding and you know exactly what your getting plus is waaaay quicker ! I mean she could breed that mare the foal get stuck and they both die. There's so much risk and breeding and it's NOT cheaper to breed the mare need vaccinations, and food regiment and pregnancy care.
I have used this argument over and over to no avail. So I'm hoping I can get her to realize how serious the issue is. If she wants to breed then fine but do it right.
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Get her a copy of "Blessed are the Brood Mares" and tell her to read it...
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Nokota both sire and dam HAVE to carry the OLWS gene in order to have an OLWS afflicted foal. Only in homozygous form will you get an lethal foal, which means the gene has to come from both the sire and the dam...
Ohh okay, I didn't know sorry

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I would also bet on the mare having frame. If your cousin cannot be bothered to spend $25 on a test, then it is unfortunate that a live foal is not worth that much to her. And if she goes ahead and breeds them and ends up with a lethal white foal, it would be upsetting, but I hope she takes it as a learning opportunity.
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I know I didn't realize how cheap the test was and I'm assuming she didn't either. I thought it would be super expensive. Does she just send it to her vet or somewhere else?
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You send it to the company the genetic testing facility you choose will have instructions on how to collect hairs and where to send it.

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