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kmacdougall 05-28-2010 07:19 PM

Quick Color Question
 
Hey guys,
I cruise around in here because this is where the color geniuses like to hang out and I'm trying to learn.
Can you guys tell me what the chances are that I ended up with the horse I did? The dark grey is his daddy and the grey is his mommy and the funny little chestnut with the two white socks and huge blaze is my booooy..

Daddy
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-a...58038_9751.jpg

Daddy
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-a...458040_604.jpg

Mama, two days before my baby was born!
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-a...458039_134.jpg

Mama and baby
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-a...58036_8662.jpg

My boy!
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1577307_n.jpg

tarebear 05-28-2010 09:48 PM

Okay, this could be totally wrong...I'm basing it off what I remember from a genetics class I took four years ago =P but I'm guessing a 25% chance...both mama and dad would have to be heterozygotes for the grey color, and it would be a 75:25 ratio of grey:non-grey. If one was homozygous, all offspring would be grey.

haviris 05-29-2010 12:29 AM

Tarebear is right! His parents are heterozygous for gray and neither passed it on to your boy!

CheyAut 05-29-2010 06:00 AM

Both were _e (meaning at least one e. Chestnuts are ee). And both are Gg (one copy of the grey gene). And as the above poster said, 25% chance of your foal getting gg, no grey.

MaggiStar 05-29-2010 06:41 AM

Yeah the above posters are correct!

kmacdougall 05-29-2010 12:38 PM

Wow! I'm pretty happy he turned out the way he did even though it was a kind of slim chance.. I hate bathing greys haha!
Thanks guys for the answer and some knowledge! :)


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