Post by High Point Stable on Aug 28, 2012 9:24:51 GMT -5
Yes. A flaxen chestnut can be a silver carrier, but so can a regular chestnut, a palomino, a cremello, a red dun, etc. If it is ZZ or Zz, it CAN produce silver offspring, but it will not appear silver itself.
Post by Circle F Farms on Nov 13, 2012 23:04:15 GMT -5
Quarter horses come in every color and pattern, including Cream, Champagne, Pearl (Barlink Factor, yum!), Silver, Dun, all 3 Splash's, Frame, SB1, Tobiano, Rabicano, DW...the whole shebang.
There are 12 currently known DW genes across a multitude of breeds, 4 are in TB. Oddly enough many so called "maximum sabino" horses have come up as DW. Puchilingui is one such DW TB; by extension so is his DW (Not Sabino, regardless of what Breyer says) son Sato (who is also a Palomino). R Khasper is the Arabian progenitor.
American Cream Draft are actually Cream Champagne's. So are American Albino.
ALBINO, as a color, does NOT exist in the modern equine; if it's white colored with pink skin and light eyes it's probably a homozygous Cream.
TB's come in Frame Overo, Cream, and Roan though these colors are limited to a combined total of 4 families (Racey Remarque, Milkie and Glitter Please, and Catch A Bird). While Rabicano gene testing is in the early stages a number of TB's are being purported as such. Some QH have hit positive in the research and TB's are so far coming up negative. That doesn't mean it's not in the breed, just that they haven't been able to confirm it yet.
Thank you for listing Cream and Pearl together! It's refreshing to find someone else who's aware of the research on that It gets really confusing when you start combining stuff like Cremello and Roan and Palomino and Grey LOL
Post by Lythaera Böhm on Dec 15, 2012 21:58:19 GMT -5
Sabino and Rabicano arabians are not at all rare. About as common as palomino or dun quarter horses. Dominant white arabs are almost non-existent, and Splash is a lot more common than people think, but is still a lot rarer than the common sabino. And they have only proven that sabino1 does not cause blue eyes, (the last bit of information from UC davis did not say anything about the other sabino strains.) Theoretically, one of the other sabino genes COULD cause blue eyes, but is mistaken for Splash or Frame.
I do have a question though... Are liver chestnuts genetically different from a normal chestnut, and is it in any way related to sooty? I can't find information about it.
-The owner of two real sabino arabians, and a rabicano.