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Jacksmama 06-09-2010 09:52 AM

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?

PaintHorseMares 06-09-2010 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Jacksmama (Post 655514)
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.

DressageIsToDance 06-10-2010 08:15 AM

Color Calculator

That is an AWESOME tool right there. I don't breed, but I do run an online virtual horse pet/adoptable and I use that to determine what colors my fans get when they breed their horses together, for a 100% realistic outcome.

As for the argument, silver dapple is dominant if I am not mistaken, so your argument is correct.


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