Color genetics

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by rebelshope, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. rebelshope

    rebelshope New Member

    908
    Sep 20, 2008
    Wisconsin
    The genetics of color in horses has always been a pet subject of mine. Expecially mini horse colors as they follow the rainbow. Anyway. Are there any good sites for color genetics with goats?
    It gets confusing because it seems that different breeds use slightly different terms.
    I am just wondering what my nigi buck will have with my pyg.
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  2. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm New Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Southwick, Idaho
    try Big W ranch in the links section. That's where I got my info on genetics. Really interesting.
     

  3. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
  4. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm New Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Southwick, Idaho
    never mind big w . . . that it!
     
  5. rebelshope

    rebelshope New Member

    908
    Sep 20, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Thanks that was a lot of info.

    Okay here is another question. Chey is black with frosted points. I got that much. The gray is coming out on her body the older she gets. Is she an agouti?
     
  6. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Yes, she would be an agouti most likely. Is she the one in your pic?
     
  7. rebelshope

    rebelshope New Member

    908
    Sep 20, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Yeah, you can see some of the white on her side. But it is minimal and seems to get to be more white with age.
     
  8. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Yes, that's an agouti. It's call it a grey or black agouti, I believe.
     
  9. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
  10. rebelshope

    rebelshope New Member

    908
    Sep 20, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Thank you. I looked for that before but I was not finding it.

    So these two could have carmel or black babies, with or without agouti, as i don't know if Maz has the agouti gene, and they could have belts or not. On the other side of Maz is a partial belt.
     
  11. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    Yep, she's a dark grey agouti.

    Hopefully you get some very colorful kids! Seems like we had the "black curse" with our pygmies. . . . having a black herd sire didn't help. ;)
    Our dark grey agouti doe w/ him had two sets of black does, frosted ears/nose. Our brown doe had a set of triplets, two browns & black agouti, and a set of twins, dk. brown agouti & dk. grey agouti.
     
  12. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    Yep... I haven't done alot of research on the genetics and all.. but in my experience black tends to be dominant. Which I have had one of my Chocolate Bucks breed one of my Caramel Does and come up with a Sundgau color pattern... so who knows :shrug: I just love not knowing what color they might be :cool: