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    02-03-2010, 07:01 PM
It's looking pretty good! On the dun page I would not put w/ 1 delute gene, because they could have two, all except the buckskin he has one 'cream' gene, and no dun gene.
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    02-03-2010, 07:55 PM
I would put brindle on the page, probably under other. Also there are several more variations of grey, but I would state on the grey page that greys become lighten up throughout their lifetime. I've seen a couple of really cool grey horses. Completely white bodies, manes and tails, and yet they still have the black legs. One almost looked like an appy with the way his coat was lightening up, though I know he wasn't. It was really cool looking. There's actually a really good book called Horse Color Explained: A Breeders Perspective by Jeanette Gower. Has a lot of information about genes, and how what crosses of genes make what colors.
    02-04-2010, 02:09 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by haviris    
It's looking pretty good! On the dun page I would not put w/ 1 delute gene, because they could have two, all except the buckskin he has one 'cream' gene, and no dun gene.
ah, so that's the differance between dun and buckskin :) I've put horses with 2 cream or dun genes on 'other' I have a double ditlute section.
    02-04-2010, 02:11 PM
Green Broke
Thanks guys!
    02-04-2010, 04:08 PM
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Site had been updated! Now contains over 60 pictures!
    02-04-2010, 11:43 PM
Looking good! Although it's possible the dun horses on the page could have two dun genes and not just one, no way to know w/out knowing what their parents were or having them tested. I'm thinking about having my mare tested (just out of curriousity) since she is out of a grulla and by a red dun!
    02-05-2010, 12:09 AM
Wow!!! This is really nice! I haven't seen one with this much information. I even showed it to my friend (she's obsessed with horses too) and she agrees that it's nice. I bookmarked the page

Nice work.
    02-05-2010, 01:34 PM
Green Broke
Oo thanks a lot :)

Yeah I will try to get a pic of a 'double dun' just to compare
    02-07-2010, 01:53 AM
Originally Posted by speedy da fish    
you can get albino in any organism, I've only ever seen one horse in the flesh though, its a medical condition where there is not pigment in the skin.
Albinism does not exist in horses. Can I ask what color the horse's eyse were that you claim was albino? True albino animals must have red eyes. A horse with red eyes has never existed. Double dilute, white, and gray horses are commonly mistaken for albinos. Double dilutes have blue eyes and white and gray horses have brown eyes. True albinos always have red eyes.

From a purely scientific standpoint, double dilutes and white horses could be considered "leucistic." Leucstic animals are typically devoid of all pigment except in the eyes. But the term isn't really used in the horse world. We have different names for the colors.

But from no standpoint could they be considered albino. Not without red eyes.

I've studied color genetics extensively and would love to help you, but unfortunately, the website isn't working for me : /

Originally Posted by dantexeventer    
In the UK, buckskins are referred to as duns - there's a little language barrier of sorts there ;)

Sorry, but I totally disagree with that. It makes no sense whatsoever. The dun gene and the cream gene are two entirely different genes. Two duns cannot produce a horse with a cream gene and two horses with cream genes cannot produce a dun.
    02-07-2010, 04:48 AM
Green Broke
His eyes were pinkish/red. All forms of ditule genes are a form of albinism, there may not be any full albino horses but that doesnt make it impossible, I've researched and reseached and there are no FULL albinos in any organism I looked at, even humans. Some albinos have even brown or green eyes.

Oh and in the UK, we do call all dun looking horses DUN, we don't use buckskin, genetically it may be different but the only use we have for colours is to describe them.

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