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!
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
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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I thought red was recessive and black is dominant? Meh, the more I learn about horse colors the stupider I feel! :lol:
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.
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
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. :-)
Awesome! That's exactly what I have been telling her!! Thanks, girls!
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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