Perlino x Liver Chestnut: What could I get?? - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 5 Old 05-13-2013, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Perlino x Liver Chestnut: What could I get??

Very soon I will be breeding two of my horses, a liver chestnut morgan, and a sorrel quarter horse. I have been using a Coat Color Calculator to see what colors I could get out of different horses, but this calculator doesn't have a liver chestnut option. So, does anyone know what I could get out of a Perlino and a Liver Chestnut? Thanks sooo much :)

P.s. this is the calculator I've been using: Color Calculator
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-13-2013, 12:21 PM
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Depending on whether the perlino is homozygous for black and bay or not, and whether the chestnut has any bay genes hidden:

Smoky black

Also, it might be possible that the Perlino is hiding something like dun, which could also be a factor.

Genetically, there is no known difference between a liver chestnut/sorrel and a red chestnut/sorrel and a light chestnut/sorrel. It's just a different shade of the same colour. If the foal comes out palomino with a liver chestnut base, it may appear slightly different than a palomino with a red chestnut base.
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^^Exactly. I don't keep up on all the research like Chiilaa and others do, but as far as I know, they've not identified the gene that determines shade within a particular color. So, liver chestnut or very light sorrel, the potential results will be the exact same. The shade will be the only guessing game.
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What smrobs stated. There is no known gene at this point in time that makes liver chestnuts a different color than the lighter sorrels/chestnuts. Genetically they are exactly the same RED (ee).
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Thank you everyone!! :)
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