The Horse Forum banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Can someone knowledgeable break this down and explain it to me please?
Double homozygous (black and tobiano) grullo. He is EE/aa/TT and 5 panel negative.
His sire is homozygous tobiano and 5 panel N/N.
Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,205 Posts
Homozygous means that the horse possesses two of that gene and will always pass one on to its offspring. So, a horse that is EE/aa/TT has two black genes, no active agouti genes (the genes responsible for bay, brown and wild bay) and two tobiano genes. If bred, it will pass on one black gene and one tobiano gene. Five panel negative means that it tested negative for the top five genetic diseases/issues tested for: HYPP, HERDA, GBED, MH and PSSM1. AQHA: Genetic Testing
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
992 Posts
Drafty, he DOES have agouti, he has recessive agouti. Agouti is a locus, not a gene. The horse will always pass one dominant E, and one dominant tobiano. He will never sire a red based foal.
Posted via Mobile Device
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,205 Posts
Drafty, he DOES have agouti, he has recessive agouti. Agouti is a locus, not a gene. The horse will always pass one dominant E, and one dominant tobiano. He will never sire a red based foal.
Posted via Mobile Device
That is why I said he doesn't have an ACTIVE agouti gene. It's recessive. It's not working/acting on the base coat to turn it into bay, brown or wild bay. :icon_rolleyes:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
992 Posts
Ah but he does have the gene, and clearly your wording can be misconstrued. I read it to say that he doesn't carry agouti. But he does, just in recessive form. :)
Posted via Mobile Device
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
979 Posts
Every horse has 32 pairs of chromosomes. In each pair, one chromosome stems from the mother and one from the father. Homozygous means that a trait is the same on both copies of the chromosomes, heterozygous means that the two copies are different.

E is the black/red status. Black is dominant and no black is recessive.
EE (= homozygous black) means that the horse has the dominant genetic trait to express black on both copies. A chestnut has ee and can only pass on a recessive e (= no black = red). Your horse will not have a chestnut parent and will never produce a chestnut or red dun foal.

A stands for agouti and is responsible for limiting the black to certain areas (mane, tail, legs). A is dominant and makes the horse look bay/brown. Any black horse is aa, otherwise it would look brown.

T stands for tobiano, which also has simple dominant/recessive genetics. TT means that your horse got tobiano from both parents and will pass it on in all his offspring.
That his dad is homozygous for tobiano (=TT) is irrelevant, since you already know that he is homozygous too. His mom and his dad both passed on one tobiano to him.

Grullo means that the horse has at least one copy of dun. This turns the black to grullo.

5 panel negative means what DraftyAires said, he is negative for the 5 most important genetic diseases in Quarter horses.

No matter what color the mare is, this horse will never produce a chestnut or red dun.
No matter what color the mare is, this horse will always produce a tobiano pattern.
When crossed with a black horse, this horse will always produce a black or grullo tobiano.
Posted via Mobile Device
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top