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greenlich
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Agouti in buckskins
Hi, We are looking a buying a buckskin filly and I was wondering about the different shades available in buckskins. Is it possible to make a guess at what agouti genes the horse may have due to its shade? This is a picture of the filly, sire is buckskin (will attach a pic of him in the next post) and dam is chestnut.
greenlich
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This is her sire.

This is her sire.

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Sorry!

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but no, you cannot tell the dept of color of an animal based on its agouti status...only that it will be either a buckskin, bay or brown (based on type of agouti - i.e. A vs At).

Sooty tends to affect dept of color but there is no test for that (and it is an even bigger guessing game than some of the other color modifiers).

P.S. couldn't see the first pix you posted.

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greenlich
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How do I embed the first

How do I embed the first pic?
If you click on the attachment it should come up.
not too fussed about the agouti, will probably test her for it anyway as our stallion is aa, just interested in why her shade is so different to her sires.

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trying again with the pic of

trying again with the pic of the filly.

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The filly herself is a true

The filly herself is a true buckskin. She may carry brown, but she is not expressing it and thus she is carrying the simple bay allele.

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