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BluMagic 02-04-2008 11:56 PM

If Blu was a stallion.....
Okay, I was wondering what would be if Blu was a breeding stallion. If he's a Chestnut Few Spot Appaloosa.....would he pass on the recessive gene?

Obviously, due to his coat he has a homozygous recessive gene right? Well, I wanted to know what you goes thought he would pass if bred to these colors: (not looking at breed or anything just passing on colors)





Leopard Appy



Sorry for so many I am just SO CURIOUS!!!!!!!!!


JustDressageIt 02-05-2008 12:08 AM

If your horse is double recessive, and bred to a mare with double recessive, you have a 100% chance of the recessive gene.
If bred to a mare with both dominant and recessive genes, you have a 75% chance of the dominant gene, and 25% chance of the recessive gene.
If bred to a mare with double dominant gene, there is no way for the recessive gene to be shown.

So, if your horse's color is recessive, you'd have to find out the dominance of the other colors (I'm not sure about the colors you mentioned) and then check with my description above.

You can use your basic Punnett Square ( to figure this out :)

BluMagic 02-05-2008 12:11 AM

Ya, we just learned all about alleles and genes last week in Science and it made me so curious about what Blu would throw out.

Believe it or not I have had people ask me if he was up for stud for his unique coloring. lol. :)

BluMagic 02-05-2008 12:12 AM

Also, I here Paint is dominant. But what would you get if the Paint is dominant but Blu is double recessive AND a few spot???

Supermane 02-05-2008 12:30 AM

Paint is dominant, so if the mother is a homozygous paint then the baby will be too. In addition, recessive genes needs to be passed down from both the sire and the dam, so unless the mother has it in her genotype it will not appear in the foals phenotype. It will however be in the genotype, so that foal would have the possibility of passing down the trait.

Oh, and unless he carries a cream gene/dilute gene he will never produce a cremello or perlino foal.

I don't know much about dominance for horse colors and I'm not the best with genetics either.

Harlee rides horses 02-06-2008 03:56 PM

Believe it or not I have had people ask me if he was up for stud for his unique coloring. lol. :)[/quote]

His coloring isn't unique.

BluMagic 02-07-2008 10:55 PM


Originally Posted by Harlee Rides Horses
His coloring isn't unique.

He is the ONLY horse in the area with his coloring. In that case, UNIQUE. 8) :) hehehehehe. Plus, before Blu no one in the area had ever heard of the term "Few Spot Appaloosa"

appylover31803 02-08-2008 11:33 AM


His coloring isn't unique.
I think any horse's coloring can be unique. It all depends on who looks at them. You could even say a Bay with an unusual blaze, or how high (or low) his stockings are is unique. Look at all those paints. Some have very unique designs.

I think blu's coloring is unique. I've never heard of a few spot before i came on here, so if blu was a stallion and if vega didn't have hypp, i think they'd make marvelous children lol.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What is unique to one, may not be to put it simply.

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