Breeding For Color by Katy Parson Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
There are four base colors Black Brown Bay Chestnut Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.t...
Chestnut or Sorrel Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com Is a red horse of an...
non-fading black and fading black Black Jet Black Fading Black Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff ...
Bay Blood  Light Mohogany reddish brown body Black points on mane tail and lower legs Compilation: AECD,  Californ ia || F...
Brown Shades of brown or black hair are spread over the body except in the soft parts, those areas around the muzzle, eyeb...
Dilute Colors Any color besides the four basic colors are considered modifications to the basic Chestnut, Black, Bay, and ...
Cremello and Perlino The Cremello has a white or ivory mane and tail A double dilution of the base color, chestnut. A doub...
Palomino The ideal Palomino is gold with a white mane and tail.  But can be any shade of gold, sooty, or cream.  Dilution ...
Buckskin A buckskin is a cremello dilution acting on bay, brown, or black.  A buckskin may be cream, yellow, gold, sooty o...
Don't fall asleep yet. Silver Dapple Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
The Dunning Gene Four categories: Red, Yellow, Mouse, and Blue  Prominent dorsal stripe, mask, and leg barring Dunning gen...
Standard Yellow Dun (Left) represents the classic dorsal stripe and primitive barring.  The yellow dun is often confused w...
Red Dun There are several shades of red dun that are the result of a dilution of different shades of the chestnut base col...
Blue Dun or Grulla is the color black diluted has a black dorsal stripe, leg barring, Black mane and tail with dark legs s...
Blue Dun or Grulla As with many colors, the grulla is subject to change colors according to the season.  These are picture...
Taffy  third dilution affects only black pigmentation Taffy is dominant black is the best color for breeding the silver da...
Red Taffy The red taffy has a reddish-orange body with a blonde   mane and tail.  The red taffy, or red dapple is an examp...
Silver Dapple Caused by the Z gene which dilutes black to a flat brown color, changes mane and tail to white. Shetland pon...
Chocolate Flax, or Chocolate Taffy The chocolate flaxs’ (as they are known in the U.S) are the dark taffies that do not di...
Grey is a dark skinned horse that progressively whitens with age. Grey is a pattern superimposed over other colors Greys a...
Grey can vary Left shows the same horse at 1,2, and 8 years Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff vis...
Roan is white hair superimposed on  the body but not on the head and legs Roan occurs over other colors ex:  black, bay, a...
Bay Roan is white hair superimposed over  the body of an otherwise bay horse Compilation: AECD, California || For more vet...
Blue Roan white hair over the top of black Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety....
Strawberry Roan white hairs superimposed on a chestnut  Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit w...
Broken Colors Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
Broken Colors Broken colors are a color pattern that leaves white patches  White patches in the horse are a result of unde...
Tobiano White appears to spread vertically down from the spine, and upwards from four white legs.  Heads are marked normal...
Sabino Dominant pattern of white patches which appear to run vertically up the legs underbelly and neck, accompanied by la...
Overo Overo is a white hair pattern that unlike tobiano does not cross the topline. Instead, they appear to begin at the b...
. Leopard Appaloosa Spotted horses come in  many forms and breeds Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stu...
Blanket Appaloosa Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
Varnish Roan Appaloosa Varnish roan mare with Blanket Appaloosa foal Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary ...
Just when we think we've got it figured out Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety...
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  1. 1. Breeding For Color by Katy Parson Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  2. 2. There are four base colors Black Brown Bay Chestnut Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  3. 3. Chestnut or Sorrel Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com Is a red horse of any shade Most recessive color
  4. 4. non-fading black and fading black Black Jet Black Fading Black Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  5. 5. Bay Blood Light Mohogany reddish brown body Black points on mane tail and lower legs Compilation: AECD, Californ ia || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  6. 6. Brown Shades of brown or black hair are spread over the body except in the soft parts, those areas around the muzzle, eyebrows, quarters, flank and girth which show a lighter color gradation. Seal Brown Brown Brown Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  7. 7. Dilute Colors Any color besides the four basic colors are considered modifications to the basic Chestnut, Black, Bay, and Brown. Examples: the palomino, buckskin, taffy, and dun are dilutions of the four basic colors. Cremello = dilution Dunning = dilution Taffy = dilution Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  8. 8. Cremello and Perlino The Cremello has a white or ivory mane and tail A double dilution of the base color, chestnut. A double-dose of the dilution gene The Perlino has a darker, coffee-colored mane and tail A double dilution of the base colors bay, brown, black Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  9. 9. Palomino The ideal Palomino is gold with a white mane and tail. But can be any shade of gold, sooty, or cream. Dilution of the chestnut gene . Golden Palomino Cream Palomino Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  10. 10. Buckskin A buckskin is a cremello dilution acting on bay, brown, or black. A buckskin may be cream, yellow, gold, sooty or off-black with black mane, legs, and tail. Golden Buckskin Cream Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  11. 11. Don't fall asleep yet. Silver Dapple Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  12. 12. The Dunning Gene Four categories: Red, Yellow, Mouse, and Blue Prominent dorsal stripe, mask, and leg barring Dunning gene is dominant dunning gene lightens the body of the four base colors Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  13. 13. Standard Yellow Dun (Left) represents the classic dorsal stripe and primitive barring. The yellow dun is often confused with buckskin because of the cream color. A dilution of the bay base color. Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  14. 14. Red Dun There are several shades of red dun that are the result of a dilution of different shades of the chestnut base color. Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  15. 15. Blue Dun or Grulla is the color black diluted has a black dorsal stripe, leg barring, Black mane and tail with dark legs shoulder stripe, and face mask Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  16. 16. Blue Dun or Grulla As with many colors, the grulla is subject to change colors according to the season. These are pictures of the same mare. In the summer she is darker while with a winter coat she is less metallic looking. Grullo can come a wide variety of colors: silver, slate gray, blue to faded blue black. Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  17. 17. Taffy third dilution affects only black pigmentation Taffy is dominant black is the best color for breeding the silver dapple deep red bay for breeding the red taffy Taffys come in Red, Blue, Silver dapple, chocolate and chestnut the Taffy gene is also synonymous with dapple Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  18. 18. Red Taffy The red taffy has a reddish-orange body with a blonde mane and tail. The red taffy, or red dapple is an example of the dilution gene Z on the base color bay. Often mistaken for chestnut. Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  19. 19. Silver Dapple Caused by the Z gene which dilutes black to a flat brown color, changes mane and tail to white. Shetland ponies are popular for this color. Striking are the cream or flaxen dapples on the sides. Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  20. 20. Chocolate Flax, or Chocolate Taffy The chocolate flaxs’ (as they are known in the U.S) are the dark taffies that do not display the silver dapples. Chocolate flax is the taffy dilution gene working to make the body a dark chocolate color with a white mane and tail. Rocky Mountain Horses trace back to one chocolate flax sire. 30-40 percent of the breed is chocolate flax. Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  21. 21. Grey is a dark skinned horse that progressively whitens with age. Grey is a pattern superimposed over other colors Greys are never to be described as roans Grey is the result of a dominant gene that may mask all other colors (They are not born grey) Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  22. 22. Grey can vary Left shows the same horse at 1,2, and 8 years Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  23. 23. Roan is white hair superimposed on the body but not on the head and legs Roan occurs over other colors ex: black, bay, and chestnut Unlike greys, roans are born with the roan color pattern Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  24. 24. Bay Roan is white hair superimposed over the body of an otherwise bay horse Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  25. 25. Blue Roan white hair over the top of black Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  26. 26. Strawberry Roan white hairs superimposed on a chestnut Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  27. 27. Broken Colors Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  28. 28. Broken Colors Broken colors are a color pattern that leaves white patches White patches in the horse are a result of underlying pink skin leaving the hair devoid of pigment. overo sabino tobiano Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  29. 29. Tobiano White appears to spread vertically down from the spine, and upwards from four white legs. Heads are marked normally black tobiano chestnut tobiano Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  30. 30. Sabino Dominant pattern of white patches which appear to run vertically up the legs underbelly and neck, accompanied by large ragged plashes spots, and ticking. The head will have a large blaze an chinspot. Frequently confused with overo and roan. Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  31. 31. Overo Overo is a white hair pattern that unlike tobiano does not cross the topline. Instead, they appear to begin at the belly and spread upward. White legs are not as common in the overo as they are in the tobiano, and there is often a great deal of white on the face. Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  32. 32. . Leopard Appaloosa Spotted horses come in many forms and breeds Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  33. 33. Blanket Appaloosa Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  34. 34. Varnish Roan Appaloosa Varnish roan mare with Blanket Appaloosa foal Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  35. 35. Just when we think we've got it figured out Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com

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