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post #1 of 8 Old 03-06-2012, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Dun factor and double creams

I was just wondering... I'm looking at a perlino filly. She is out of a smokey black mare (no idea of her dun factor) from a dunskin stallion. My question is how does the double dilute affect the dun factor? Would you still expect to see the typical dun markers?
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-07-2012, 05:19 AM
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They are on the coat but since the coat is so light, they are difficult to see. I saw a perlino dun on a website once. His leg barring was so faint it was barely visible and you could vaguely tell he had a dorsal stripe. Can't remember his name though, but they had him tested and he came up D/d.
Also, you would know if the mare carried dun because smoky grulla looks like regular grulla. She would be obvious.
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There are some pictures of this double dilute stallion.

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Interesting looking for sure.
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I don't know anything about dun factors, but that stallion is breathtaking!!!
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Monty: Dun is a gene that dilute color similarly to cream. It also puts "primitive markings" on the horse such as shoulder barring, leg barring, cobwebbing on the face, and a dorsal stripe.
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Well then I know the mare doesn't have dun factor. The filly has such a wooly coat right now I can't tell. I'll have to wait till she sheds out... if I get her, waiting on HERDA tests.
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What's a "HERDA" test?

Looking at the trail through the ears of my horse...wonderful!
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HERDA is a genetic disease in Quarter Horses that is associated with the Poco Bueno line. It stands for hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia. More information: Horse HERDA
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