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  • What is the gene that makes horses shimmer?

View Poll Results: Do you think there a gene (satin or otherwise) that causes a metallic sheen on horses
Yes 16 32.65%
No 13 26.53%
Maybe/Not sure (I'm waiting on more research to be done) 20 40.82%
Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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    11-02-2011, 07:11 AM
I'd say it's no less important than pearl ... which does next to nothing, unless it's helped by cream. And if pearl DOES appear to cause shimmer in horses like Balitor - who carries a single pearl gene and shimmers like wildfire, but is bay - everybody says 'Oh, he's just shiny, it's not the pearl gene, because pearl has to be activated by cream.' ... Stick to the rules, and deny even the possibility of evidence from your own eyes. Sigh. How can science be driven by the refusal to consider anything new?
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    11-02-2011, 11:37 AM
I do believe it was stated at the beginning of the thread that nobody was denying entirely, but it is not a priority in the scientific world to find yet another gene that BYBs can reproduce and sell. Research is very expensive and I'm sure those in charge of researching equine genetics are concerned with more pressing matters.

If you are so concerned with breeding "satin" horses, you might want to try breeding quality horses and feeding them well and grooming them. They get pretty shiny if you do that.
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