Monday, January 28, 2008

Silver gene found in Andalusians

It appears that the silver gene has been identified in the Andalusian. The stallion Arco Iris is said to have tested EE Aa N/Z, which would make him a red (bay-based) silver. If you look at his pictures here and the video here, he certainly looks like a silver. This is a cool discovery, since many believed this was not a color that would be found in Spanish horses.

1 comment:

Daphne said...

THANK YOU for sharing that, Lesli! That is so exciting - I am on such a huge silver kick now and I have to confess, I absolutely see myself doing the trendy thing and painting a couple of Andalusian resins I have stashed away (coughdeseosocough) in a color like this beautiful guy. I wonder why it took so long? This horse isn't even a "maybe" to my eyes - silver can be a confusing color in some cases, but in this case, I don't see how he could be anything but, and especially since the test's been around a few years now. Go figure!

By the way, I'm really looking forward to seeing you in Colorado in May ;)