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post #41 of 48 Old 02-17-2013, 09:19 PM
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Thanks for the response! I kind of think you're right in saying she's silver bay, because I google searched sabino chestnuts and they had similar markings but they all looked much redder than she does. A lot of the bays looked darker than her, but I think they look closer to her color than the chestnuts. Your point about the body clipped color makes sense too.

How can you get a genetic test done? is it expensive?
Clipped coats don't tell you squat about the horse's color. The reason she looks darker when she's clipped is because her skin is black, like all horses (unless they are diluted or have white patterns in which case their skin will be pink [with white markings, only underneath the white]).

Genetic tests are done by yanking a bunch of hairs (about 30 if I remember correctly, making sure you get the "tags"/roots) and sending them to a facility that does the tests (PetDNA in AZ is probably one of the best, if not THE best to send a sample to). Most tests are fairly inexpensive, but not all genes have a test available.

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post #42 of 48 Old 02-17-2013, 09:33 PM
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Reno Bay, PetDNA doesn't have Dominant White or Sabino1, UC Davis does. PetDNA has the brown test.
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post #43 of 48 Old 02-17-2013, 09:37 PM
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Reno Bay, PetDNA doesn't have Dominant White or Sabino1, UC Davis does. PetDNA has the brown test.
I often get mixed up with different places. Tends to happen when I look up multiple places at once -__- UCD is in California yes? XD Total derpy moment on my part. I guess working for 5 months straight with not a single day off is taking its toll on me...

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Yes, UC Davis is in California. It's the University of California at Davis.
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Oops. Just realized that I read UC Davis's site wrong: It would be $75 for the tests, I believe because they're charging $25 a piece for W5 and W10. I'm not sure how much money you have just lying around and I don't care to ask because it is yours, but if you're willing to pay that for the sake of curiosity, those of us who spend most of our HoFo time lurking around this subforum would be more than happy to hear the results.
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Clipped coats don't tell you squat about the horse's color. The reason she looks darker when she's clipped is because her skin is black, like all horses (unless they are diluted or have white patterns in which case their skin will be pink [with white markings, only underneath the white]).

Genetic tests are done by yanking a bunch of hairs (about 30 if I remember correctly, making sure you get the "tags"/roots) and sending them to a facility that does the tests (PetDNA in AZ is probably one of the best, if not THE best to send a sample to). Most tests are fairly inexpensive, but not all genes have a test available.
Wasn't really saying it tells you anything, I was just saying that when comparing a clipped chestnut to a clipped bay, she looks more grayish like a bay, rather than peachy like a chestnut. example:





And as for the genetics test... I'm currently a broke college student but with an interview for a new job on tuesday! so maybe I will get it done in the future!
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I know the feeling. I had to save up to pay to test my mare for frame and splash, just because I was curious.
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I love Precious! And always have! (I'm jz. or razzy from SH)
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