Breeding a Chestnut to Chestnut paint - foal color?
I have a bet with my friend....help us resolve it! :lol:
If you were to breed a solid chestnut mare to a chestnut and white paint stud...what would the color of the resulting foal be?
I say it can only be either solid chestnut or chestnut and white.
She says it can also possibly be a black and white foal.
Is that possible? Help!
|csimkunas6 ||04-05-2011 05:18 PM |
Rodeo's sire was a chestnut, only white he had were 2 stockings, and a blaze, he was a TB, and his dam was a chestnut/white paint.....Rodeo is a chestnut overo. Not sure if that helps any or not
|mbender ||04-05-2011 05:26 PM |
I think it depends if the sire carries a black gene. I could be wrong. But most likely foal will be chestnut. Red is a dominant color.
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|MN Tigerstripes ||04-05-2011 05:29 PM |
I thought red was recessive and black is dominant? Meh, the more I learn about horse colors the stupider I feel! :lol:
|Poseidon ||04-05-2011 05:32 PM |
Chestnut + Chestnut = Chestnut. Whether it will have a pattern would be a 50-50, unless the sire is homozygous, but you would have to test for that.
|Whitney13 ||04-05-2011 05:34 PM |
If both parents have a chestnut base coat the foal will be chestnut. Chestnut is expressed as ee, black as Ee or EE. Since both parents are ee you cant get a E gene in there.I am not sure how paint colors work but the foal will defiantly have a chestnut base coat. Hope that makes since. :D
|NdAppy ||04-05-2011 05:46 PM |
Pretty much what everyone said about the chestnut and paint pattern is right. if the parents don't have black, they can't pass it on. :-)
|lilruffian ||04-05-2011 05:59 PM |
Awesome! That's exactly what I have been telling her!! Thanks, girls!
|Chiilaa ||04-05-2011 07:30 PM |
Chestnut to chestnut and cremello to chestnut are the only crosses where you will know for sure what colour the baby is going to be :-)
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