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post #1 of 3 Old 06-09-2010, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Need help settling a "discussion",lol

Ok, so I am extremely interested in equine color genetics and have done a lot of reading about it. I am no expert, especially in Appy/paint patterns, but I think I have a firm grasp on the basics. Last night I had a "discussion" with a good friend about what color a foal will possibly be next spring(friends mare was bred last month). The RMH mare is black(Legends Blue Diamond) out of a red mare(Easy Touch O The Blues) and by a chocolate stallion(Sam Sons Gladiator). Now, in my understanding if the mare had gotten any form of the silver dapple gene she would be chocolate, its a modifier that always acts on black just like a black horse can't hide an agouti because if they had one they'd be bay. My friend thinks she could have a recessive form of the silver dapple gene and pass that on to the foal. Obviously this is all conjecture, the mare hasn't been tested and she isn't even ours, but its the point!lol. So what do you think?
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-09-2010, 09:30 AM
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Now, in my understanding if the mare had gotten any form of the silver dapple gene she would be chocolate, its a modifier that always acts on black just like a black horse can't hide an agouti because if they had one they'd be bay. My friend thinks she could have a recessive form of the silver dapple gene and pass that on to the foal.
You are correct. The silver dapple gene is dominent and will therefore always dilute black.

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post #3 of 3 Old 06-10-2010, 07:15 AM
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As for the argument, silver dapple is dominant if I am not mistaken, so your argument is correct.

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