Genetic Test Results Are In Perlino vs Smoky Cream

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Irish Hills Farm

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I have had several people ask me how do you know for sure that Lil Erica is a perlino.

Well, okay, I don't know for sure that she is but figure the odds were in her favor of being a perlino since both parents are buckskins. (Ok, sire is actually a buckskin pinto.)

And I will admit when she was first born I thought Smoky Cream because she was so dark in color but after some time went by her coloring did lighten up, so to speak, and I changed my mind and went with Perlino.

I finally gave in and decided to have her tested.

Here are a few pictures of Lil Erica. I think within hours of being born.

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Notice how dark she seems.

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And at 6 days old.

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Sire - Little Kings B T Buck Bandito - yes I have permission to post photo.

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Dam - Little Kings Heir To Glory

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So, what do you think the test results revealed?
 

Jill

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She is so nice, Sheryl!!! Gotta love those Bandito double dilute girls
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I am going to say Smoky Cream, just because I had a stud that was papered Cremello and when I tested him found out he was Smoky Cream, and I really could not visually tell any difference as I have cremello mares.
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Color wise she looks a lot like a double dilute pinto filly I had born this year out of a smoky black mare and sired by a palomino pinto. I too wondered if she were smoky cream or perlino. I had her tested for agouti and it came back positive, so she is perlino.

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Pictured a few hours old.

I'm guessing your girl is a perlino too.
 

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I am guessing smokey cream too, only because in her old photo she looks to have darkened up in her skin color, otherwise I would say perlino too, but she has such a dark undertone to her cream colored hair and most the perlinos I have seen are lighter colored than she is....hmmmm

Do tell, we are waiting....
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I'm guessing smokey cream also
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Very pretty little girl
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She looks much darker than that double dilute perlino filly in the other pic and her nose looks too dark!

So?
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What is the verdict?
 

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Sorry for taking so long to get back to you guys. I was loading the truck and trailer for the show. All I have left to do is pack my stuff and the horses.

Anyway, here are the test results...............(Drum Roll Please)'

1336 Timberlane Road

Tallahassee, FL 32312

Test Results

Name: Sheryl Stewart

Business: Irish Hills Farm

Email: [email protected]

Date Received: 6/9/2008

Horse Name Breed Agouti

Irish Hills Miss Michigan Miniature Horse Aa

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Result Guide:

Agouti

aa Only recessive allele detected. Black pigment distributed uniformly. The basic color of the horse will be black in the absence of other modifying genes.

Aa Horse tested Heterozygous for Agouti. Black pigment distributed in point pattern. The basic color of the horse will be bay or brown in the absence of other modifying genes.

AA Only dominant allele detected. Black pigment distributed in point pattern. The basic color of the horse will be bay or brown in the absence of other modifying genes.

Lil Erica is a PERLINO !
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