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    10-04-2012, 10:49 PM
Originally Posted by Poseidon    
There is a legitimate satin gene that exists in rabbits that makes their hair shafts hollow, so they appear to glisten with incredible shine. This is where the myth of a satin gene in horses originates. I don't even know of any research there may currently be going on over it. It's just a myth people bring up whenever an overly shiny horse is posted.
Hmmm...time to put Brocky's hair under the microscope! Sadly I don't have the equipment or expertise for de-coding DNA though
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    10-04-2012, 11:01 PM

Cats have a satin type gene too. It's in Bengals, and the tip of the hair shaft is hollow. They call it glitter.

Some colours in horses distribute the pigment within the hair shaft. For exmple, IIRC dun horses are a flatter colour than cream dilutes because the dun restricts the pigment to one side of the hair shaft.
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