hetro grey x homo liver chestnut???

Discussion in 'Colour Questions' started by CDA, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Shera

    Shera Active Member

    Since we're discussing liver chestnut anyway.... What the best way to get liver? I have a liver mare from a chestnut stallion and bay mare. I'm planning on breeding her in a few years. I thought breedeing liver to liver would work but I read somewhere that it doesn't work that way? (was thinking Royal Hit)
    Apparently buckskin and bay are supposed to have a better chance? But I'm guessing if I breed to bay I will get bay because her dam is bay? Not a fan of Buckskin and there aren't any coloured WB that I like anyway.
  2. samm

    samm Gold Member

    Heterogygous Grey =50% of progeny turning grey.
    Homozygous grey=All progeny will turn grey.
    Chestnut is a recessive gene so cannot be homozygous.

    Liver is caused by a gene called Sty.
    Best way to get liver is black + chestnut.Chesnut being the most recessive colour after black.
    No guarantees on bay Shera unless the bay is homzygous.The bay could be carrying a chestnut recessive.

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