The Colors of Life

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Would you like to know what color your horse is? Do you have questions about the color of your foal? You've come to the right place.

Pictorial Guide to Horse Colors Part 2: Palomino, Buckskin, Smoky Brown, Cremello, Perlino, and Smoky Cream

Palomino is ideally a bright gold with a white mane and tail. However, expression can vary from almost white to a dark chocolate. The mane and tail will be white although darker hairs are sometimes present. In vary rare cases a palomino can be unusually dark with an almost black body and many dark hairs in the mane and tail. There are however, very few of these exceptionally

Pictorial Guide to Horse Colors Part 1: Chestnut, Bay, Brown, and Black

A chestnut is a red(ish) horse with no black pigment. Chestnuts vary greatly, from pale with a light mane and tail (flaxen), to a deep burgundy that can be mistaken for black. Although there is great variation in this color, most chestnut horses will fall into the middle of this color spectrum and are easy to recognize.

KIT Gene Combinations in Horses: Dominant White, Roan, Sabino, and Tobiano

Mutations in the KIT gene cause white spotting patterns in horses, dogs, cats, mice, rats, cattle, humans, and swine. The frequency of KIT gene mutations vary from species to species but, in horses, it is responsible for more white spotting patterns than any other gene. KIT gene mutations are responsible for Sabino 1, Classic Roan, and all the Dominant White patterns (currently at 20). Tobiano can also be added to this group.

RIP Sabino Scapegoat

In the beginning we had Sabino and Sabino was good and we loved it. We attributed markings to it...alot. It was was our favorite scape goat. “It's Sabino!” was often heard