12-24-2011, 01:51 PM
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Here is some more good information regarding his special coloration and DNA testing done on him:
I have alway freely given this info to anyone that asks :) He has been DNA tested for AHA registration so he does match both his sire and dam. Insignia Desha and Bint Bint Safina. He has also been Grey color tested by Animal Genetics,Inc. His test results were Gg. Which means in an ordinary horse his chances of greying would be 50%. But because he is brindle there is no way to prove that will or will not apply to him. What I HAVE observed since getting him is that his undercoat (the lighter grey) is getting somewhat lighter...however his black stripes are staying the same and actually appearing darker because of the undercoat lightening. My gut feeling is that his stripes will not grey from what I have observed and heard. Would I advertise him as not going to grey out? Absolutely not. It is simply my opinion and I am sure people can make their own deductions.
A mane/tail sample was sent to UC Davis to look for chimera. They did not find 2 DNAs in that sample. They said that neither confirms nor denies chimera because he could easily have a different DNA on a different part of his body. Unless I shaved him completely and sent everything in AND they were willing to test each piece Chimera still will continue to be neither confirmed nor denied sadly.
His mane/tail IS two toned. 1/2 the darker and half the lighter. His mane however is all the lighter grey.
He was gelded at around 6 months before leaving DeShazer and as far as I am aware they had no testing done on him.
If you have any more questions please feel free to ask.