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  • Eye color of perlino horses
  • Do perlino horses have blue eyes

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    07-24-2010, 01:22 AM
He looks either perlino or champagne to me. Double dilutes will have pink, always.
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    07-25-2010, 02:01 PM
This is the daughter's little Paso Fino mare, Mystie. She's registered as a perlino, and has been DNA tested for it.




She really has funky colored eyes. I've never seen eyes like hers in a horse, before...
    07-25-2010, 10:00 PM
Oh, she is very pretty!
I have seen that colour of eyes on a Quarter Horse mare that came to my barn a week and a half ago for breeding. She was a cremello though. She was such a pretty mare.
    07-26-2010, 12:28 AM
I have to agree, my Misty is a very pretty little girl. Yes she has been tested and is a true perlino. The difference between a perlino and a cremello is the cremello has more of a yellow/orange hue to them.
    11-30-2010, 03:22 PM
Hi everyone!
I've been reading this thread with interest as a Perlino paint owner. I know it's very confusing with all the newer colors out there and little info.
Here are some color facts:
Perlino and Cremello horses ALWAYS have blue to hazel eyes, never dark eyes.
They always have pink skin, no exceptions.
Perlinos are double dilutes of bays and can have dark cream to tan manes and tails.
Cremellos are double dilutes of a Palomino so must always have white manes and tails.
The only way to truly know the color of the horse in question is to know the color of the mother and father. For the baby to be a Perlino (double dilute bay) both parents have to carry at least one dilute gene. So two of the following dilute colors must be bred together in the correct combination...Buckskin, Palomino, Perlino, Cremello, Smoky cream, Smoky black.

In my humble opinion, I would say the horse in question is a pretty little palomino. :)
    11-30-2010, 05:35 PM
I think Palomino as well.

If he were champange there would be mottled skin around the muzzle, eyes, anus/sheath instead of dark skin as he does.
    11-30-2010, 07:22 PM
Cremellos are actually double dilute chestnuts. Palominos are single dilute chestnuts.

Shea, Perlinos are the ones who generally have a more orange colour, especially in their mane/tail. I would've actually guessed Dee's mare to be a Cremello had she not said she'd been tested as a Perlino.
    01-09-2011, 03:54 PM
Well, I can tell you simply by looking at his eye and skin color that he isn't a perlino by no means. A perlino is a double dilute, which means they all have blue eyes and pink skin. The cream gene dilutes both eye color and skin color when in double form. So, I'm going with the bet that he's a really light palomino.
    01-09-2011, 04:37 PM
Green Broke
I am going to say palamino....looks the same color as my husbands horse and same color muzzle...I am bettnig that this is what your horse is...perlinos do have pink skin and blue eyes and yours doesn't have neither of them.
    01-09-2011, 04:39 PM
Green Broke
Oops..i meant palomino :P

Here is my husbands...


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