Genetics helps us understand how horses look the way they do. I attempt to simplify the view of coat color and patterns in an organized manner. While we do not fully know about all the complex variations, there is a layering of effects from the base color, then base color modification, base color dilution and finally, patterns applied to the overall result.
Note that there are images in the “Horse Care” topic (go to the menu above in a new tab) called “Coat Colors and Patterns,” which you should look at as you listen. Also, if you have ANY images of a specific coat color that is modified, diluted and added to, please add them to this discussion. I will also add them to the topic posts in the appropriate area.
Also, note that there are additional comments and images in the forum for this episode of “Rounds With Doc T.”
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