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post #11 of 16 Old 06-14-2012, 03:19 AM
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They are all dominant white. It's a random mutation of the KIT gene. Once it has mutated, it becomes inheritable. All of these guys can pass it on. Currently I think there are 12 known mutations of Dominant white, with I think 5 of them having a test available.

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post #12 of 16 Old 06-14-2012, 05:05 PM
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Oh wow. theyre gorgeous. I guess AQHA is wrong then, because in one of their articles where they talk about the cream gene, they say there is no such thing as white/albino in horses, and that the closest you can get is cremello and perlino
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post #13 of 16 Old 06-14-2012, 05:23 PM
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I took a look at the pedigree of the racehorse in the second pic, and it says he's a 3rd generation white horse
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post #14 of 16 Old 06-15-2012, 11:54 AM
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I think that article is outdated... But with registeries like AQHA seem to be outdated with colors. To my knowledge Albino doesnt exist in horses since they die shortly after birth.
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No, whatever albinism exists in horses kills the foal in utero. White foals that die shortly after birth are Overo Lethal White Syndrome foals caused by two copies of the Frame Overo gene, hence why we constantly remind people to test their animals for Frame before breeding.

And yes, the AQHA is very behind on colors. Today they had a "color specialist" on their facebook page answer questions. I corrected her comments a few times.. I got all excited that they had someone who knew their stuff to help owners out..nope. Le sigh.
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post #16 of 16 Old 06-15-2012, 11:45 PM
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Oh god Po, I saw that!

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