Shetland Pony Coat Color Panel

Description

Palomino Shetland PonyThe Shetland Pony Coat Color Panel bundles together several genetic tests relevant to coat color in the Shetland Pony breed.

Panel can be purchased on MyVGL. See below for pricing and list of specific tests included in panel.

 

Note: Gray test included in this panel only detects presence or absence of gray. The panel report does not provide the number of copies of the gray gene.
Price

$100 per animal

Turnaround time
2-6 business days
Tests in This Panel

Red Factor

The extension gene, or red factor, determines whether a horse will have a chestnut base coat color or a black or bay base coat color.

Agouti (Bay/Black)

The agouti gene controls the distribution of black pigment, and determines whether a horse will have a bay or black base coat color.

Cream

Cream is a dilution that causes the palomino, buckskin, smoky black, cremello, perlino, and smoky cream coat colors.

Dun Dilution

Dun is a coat color dilution characterized by lightening of the coat, with the head, lower legs, mane, and tail undiluted. Oftentimes, dun is also characterized by "primitive markings" such as a dark dorsal stripe, barring of the legs, shoulder stripes, and "cobwebbing" on the forehead.

Gray

The gray gene causes progressive depigmentation of the hair, often resulting in a color that is almost completely white by 6-8 years of age.

Silver

The silver dilution dilutes black/brown pigment to lighten the manes and tails of black and bay horses to a flaxen or silver gray. The silver dilution is also associated with an inherited ocular syndrome known as Multiple Congenital Ocular Anomalies (MCOA).

Tobiano

Tobiano is a white spotting pattern characterized by white on the body that crosses the topline.

Mushroom

Mushroom is a dilute coat color found in Shetland Ponies that results in a distinctive “sepia” toned coat, often accompanied by a flaxen mane and tail.
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