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WyndellaRose 03-14-2013 03:27 PM

Pearl in Mini Horses
 
Has the Pearl gene been found in any mini horses to date or is it more strictly with the spanish breeds and the QH's currently? I'm just curious and love learning more and more about these different rare genes. Genetics fascinates me.

WyndellaRose 03-16-2013 11:53 PM

Anyone?

Poseidon 03-17-2013 04:26 PM

I have no idea. As far as testing has gone, it has been confirmed in Quarter Horses, Paints, Lipizzans, Andalusians, and Gypsies that I know of.

WyndellaRose 03-18-2013 12:21 AM

I'm also curious about the champagne gene in Minis.

WyndellaRose 03-18-2013 12:21 AM

Thanks for the reply Poseidon!

toto 03-18-2013 01:31 AM

AMERICAN MINIATURE HORSE ASSOCIATION

Poseidon 03-18-2013 01:11 PM

Champagne exists in minis. Champagne is more common than pearl, but pearl is a more recent discovery and can appear to pop up randomly because it must be inherited with at least one copy of cream in order to show up.

EmilyJoy 03-18-2013 02:12 PM

I'm totally out of the loop what does the pearl gene look like? Any pictures?

thecolorquest 03-18-2013 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Poseidon (Post 1943537)
Champagne exists in minis. Champagne is more common than pearl, but pearl is a more recent discovery and can appear to pop up randomly because it must be inherited with at least one copy of cream in order to show up.

Pearl does not need cream to show up - a second copy of pearl (homozygous pearl) will show the dilution. Pearl/cream and double pearl can look similar.

Leah P

Poseidon 03-18-2013 10:32 PM

Pardon my lack of elaboration. My point was that it is not common and appears to randomly show up because one copy does need cream to show up. It would be very uncommon to have two unknown pearl parents produce a PrlPrl foal. Not impossible, obviously, just uncommon.


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