Basic Horse biology

F oa ls should be wea ned a t 4 to 5 months d c o a t

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Unformatted text preview: ion. F oa ls should be wea ned a t 4 to 5 months. D . C o a t C o l o r ( Th i s i s l a r g e fi l e - i t ma y t a k e a w h i l e t o l o a d) Hor se Coa t Color s a nd Domestic a tion If you ha ve a n inter est in Hor se Genetic s, pa r tic ula r ly c oa t c olor genetic s - the Veter ina r y Genetic s La b ha s a gr ea t website (ther e won' t be exa m questions fr om her e - it' s for those of you who just wa nt to lea r n mor e a bout the inher ita nc e of c olor pa tter ns in the hor se a nd other topic s in the genetic s of the hor se). And if you a r e r ea lly r ea lly r ea lly inter ested in Hor se Coa t Color - Her e is a gr ea t r eview of the topic . Aga in, this ma ter ia l is not going to be on the exa m, a nd to under sta nd muc h of it, you should ha ve a lr ea dy ta ken B IS 101 Genes a nd Gene Expr ession. B ut for you hor se enthusia sts with a n inter est in genetic s - this is a gr ea t r eview of our pr esent under sta nding of the topic . B a sic Color s: 1) B a y - mixtur e of r ed & yellow; c lose to the c olor of well- ba ked br ea d; ba y hor se ha s bla c k points (ma ne, ta il, leg) 2) B la c k - tr ue bla c k ha s no light a r ea s; bla c k eyes, skin, hooves, points 3) B r own - br own body with light a r ea s a t muz z le, eyes a nd fla nk; ma ne a nd ta il a r e bla c k 4) Chestnut (sor r el) - ba sic a lly r ed c oa t with va r ia tion of yellowish r ed to ma hoga ny r ed; ma ne a nd ta il a r e the sa me a s the body c olor , never bla c k 5) White - tr ue white is bor n white a nd dies white with little, if a ny, sea sona l c ha nge Ma jor va r ia tions: a ) Dun & B uc kskin - domina nt ha ir is a sha de of yellow, bu...
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