Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
• Horses: 0
Sorrel, I would love to see Selena tested, just to satisfy my own curiousity. I personally think that she is probably going to test as being bay. However, I would hesitate to just call her bay, because she definitely has the lighter soft points, which a "real" bay does not. So go test her *poke*
Wildcard - just a few clarifications for you. First of all, there is no way that the OP's mare is wild bay. Wild bay restricts black extremely, and this includes on the legs and the mane and tail. Selena has far too much black on her legs for wild bay to be even a remote possibility. Secondly, the tests run by most labs for "bay" are not testing for the bay gene, but assuming it is there by elimination. They actually test for the recessive agouti gene, and if they cannot find it, they assume that the horse is carrying a dominant agouti gene. However, the flaw of this test is that there are three dominant agouti genes - wild bay, classic bay and brown - but the labs do not distinguish between them. The only lab that has any test that does is Pet DNA, so unless your friend had her arab tested through that particular lab, then the test result doesn't say the horse is bay - the results actually say the horse is not unrestricted black.
Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.