Discussion in 'Colour Questions' started by Marianne, Jan 10, 2011.
Buckskin Stallion x Black mare:confused:
From the Equine Colour Calculator
Offspring Color Probability
35.16% - Buckskin
35.16% - Bay
11.72% - Smoky Black
11.72% - Black
3.13% - Palomino
3.13% - Chestnut
Yep, take your pick on colours
Any idea what colour the parents of the two horses are? As if either horse has a chestnut parent then the odds of having a chestnut/palomino increase.
To make it a bit easier, that mating will have a 50% chance of the foal being a dilute. Then chances of bay, black or chestnut would depend on what genes the horses are carrying as they are both "dominant" colours so "hide" what genes are present
The sire's parents were buckskin and black. The sire is actually black, sorry was doing too much this morning when I posted the thread.
The black was put over a bay mare. The the foal is chestnut I think. We weren't sure if the buckskin grandsire had pulled through.
Thanks for the link.
Is it possible the sire was a smokey black (possible if his sire was bucky)? Smoky black x bay gives you the similar outcome. A buckskin can never skip a generation or pop up - one parent has to be a dilute (pali/bucky/smokey/cremello/perlino) for the foal to be dilute.