Originally Posted by Bobthebuilder
So, its a piece of information I stumbled upon, and now can't stop thinking about.
I know about lethal whites, but are there any records anywhere that would say that breeding two dilutes would result in a stillbirth?
Sorry for the silly question, would just like some clarification :)
Nothing related to color that I'm aware of. Folks breed 2 buckskins, 2 palominos, 2 cremellos or 2 perlinos and as far as I know there's no higher incidence of stillbirth than with 2 bays or 2 chestnuts. Even an OWLS foal will live a while, generally they get put down before 72 hrs, but you don't know it's OLWS until you see the colic signs. Otherwise they tend to be beautiful, healthy LOOKING horses, so not even still born then.
Where did you find the info? Can you give a link to it?
***edited to add*** I take back the dilution lethal bit. In Arabians there is Lavender Foal Syndrome that causes foals to be stillborn and their coats of a lavender tinge to them. That's the only "color" related one I've heard of but it's not related to a color that a normal foal would be born with.