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Miniature Horses and Tunis Sheep

Common Horse Color Genes

 
Action
Result

A

Restricts eumelanin to points

Bay

a

Black/Brown - Eumelanin over entire body, uniform

Solid

C

Non-dilute

Full Color

ccr

Dilutes phaeomelanin markedly, eumelanin a little

Cremello

D

Dun dilution - dilutes both eumelanin and phaeomelanin

Dun

d

Non-dilute

Full Color

Ed

Dominate black, epistatic to A locus

Black

E

Allows eumelanic points

Black

e

Phaeomelanic points, epistatic to A locus

Red

F

Red points on ee horses

Tostado or alazan

f

Flaxen points on ee horses

Ruano

P

Pangare (light ventral areas, muzzle, over eyes)

“Belgian”

p

Non-pangare

Normal

Sty

Sooty/Smutty - black mixed into body coat

Sooty

sty

Clear, non smutty color

Normal

Z

Silver dapple - dilutes eumelanin only

Silver dapple

z

Non-dilute

Normal

G

Grey

Grey

g

Nongrey

Normal

R

Roan

Roan

r

Nonroan

Normal

T

Tobiano spotting

Tobiano

t

Non tobiano

Normal

O

Non overo

Normal

o

Overo

Overo

Sb

Sabino

Sabino

sb

Non sabino

Normal

Spl

Non splashed

Normal

spl

splashed White

Splashed

Rb

Rabicano

Rabicano

rb

Non-rabicano

Normal

Lp

Leopard

Leopard

lp

Non leopard

Normal

W

White

White

w

Non white

Normal

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