Breeding (sunbleached) black mare to palomino paint stallion?
I'm wanting to breed my black mare to a palomino overo paint stallion. What do you think the outcome will be?
Depending on the individual genetics of both stud and mare (assuming they are heterozygous for pretty much everything), there is a chance for a chestnut, palomino, black, bay, brown, buckskin, or smoky black from that combination. For the chances of a pinto foal, it would depend on the stud's zygosity. If he was homozygous, then the foal would carry the pinto gene, if stud is heterozygous, then there is a 50% chance of a foal with the pinto gene.
However, carrying the pinto gene does not guarantee flashy markings.
Offspring Color Probability
8.33% -Smoky Black Overo
8.33% -Smoky Black
8.33% -Buckskin Overo
8.33% -Black Overo
8.33% -Bay Overo
8.33% -Palomino Overo
8.33% -Chestnut Overo
Since the sire is alive and overo, then he's got to be heterozygous. Here are the possibilities with a palomino frame overo stallion and a black mare, all other options marked as unknown.
I will bow to your superior knowlege. I have never heard of an overo who was NOT frame however, that's not my field of study. I took the info off the genetic labs testing calculator and the only overo option they offer is FRAME OVERO. They show Frame as an option on other patterns to be sure, but no overo without frame.
"Overo" can mean frame, sabino or splash. They can be on their own, or combined with each other.
Also make sure you test your mare for frame before breeding, as it is known to hide very well and has been found even on solid colored horses.
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