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post #61 of 80 Old 03-18-2013, 12:28 PM
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As stated numerous times in this and many other threads, there is only one lab that tests for "brown" vs "bay" - the other labs just test for "has something there" without narrowing it down further.
Thanks for the presumptuous note. My gelding was foaled in Scottsdale, half an hour from that facility and tested there. Next time, try politely asking if he was tested at that facility or not before making assumptions.

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Considering that 99.999% of the people who say their horse has test as bay have not tested with PetDNA I think that is/was a pretty safe assumption on Chiilaa's part.
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Well, you know what they say when we assume...

I just thought there was no need to get rude about it (ie. The implication that I had ignored/overlooked previous comments that were alongside my own). Assumptions aren't an excuse.

Moving on.
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Thanks for the presumptuous note. My gelding was foaled in Scottsdale, half an hour from that facility and tested there. Next time, try politely asking if he was tested at that facility or not before making assumptions.
Wouldn't it have been easier to post if/where he'd been tested instead of getting mad at someone for stating what color he is?

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I sometimes wish they would have named the color something other than "brown". Like Wild Bay - it seems easier for people to grasp that they are related genes and how the testing works if Bay would be in the name of the color. I never seem to have a problem explaining that wild bay is a variation of bay - everyone gets that, but for some reason those same people get lost when discussing brown.
I'm with you 100% on that sentiment. I wish it were called seal bay (and am often tempted to use that instead of brown in posts...) It has already been used for a long time to describe dark bay horses, many of which are likely 'At' in reality. Then you could have classic bay, seal bay, and wild bay- seems a lot clearer that they're closely related colors to me!

I think a lot of people who know just a little bit about genetics think that 'brown' is an uneducated term when they first hear it used to describe a horse (since so many horses have brown-ish colored coats) and don't realize it's based on a specific genetic marker.
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PetDNA actually refers to it as "seal brown"
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Interesting... they were the ones who isolated the gene, right? So whose idea was it to call it just 'brown'? With this new info, I feel OK calling it seal bay going forward
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Wouldn't it have been easier to post if/where he'd been tested instead of getting mad at someone for stating what color he is?
Not to perpetuate this... but I did point out that my gelding was tested before this comment. Given the conversation and also the little "not really anyone's business" since I wasn't asking what color he was, I didn't feel the need to qualify where until I was reproached.
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Not to perpetuate this... but I did point out that my gelding was tested before this comment. Given the conversation and also the little "not really anyone's business" since I wasn't asking what color he was, I didn't feel the need to qualify where until I was reproached.
Then I guess just ignore the conversation about him rather than get cranky over a color comment. Guess I just don't understand.

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And respectfully, you could do the same.
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