Can a champagne dilute horse produce a champagne foal?
Horses with N/N genotype will not be champagne dilute and cannot transmit this champagne dilution variant to their offspring. Horses with N/Ch genotype are dilute and may transmit this champagne dilution variant to 50% of their offspring. Matings with N/N genotype will result in a 50% chance of producing a champagne dilute foal.
What is the phenotype of a champagne horse?
Phenotype: Champagne is a coat color dilution responsible for diluting both red and black pigment as well as causing pinkish/lavender skin and amber-colored eyes. Breeds appropriate for testing: Miniature Horse, Missouri Fox Trotter, Quarter Horse and related breeds, Spanish Mustang, Tennessee Walking Horse, related breeds
What kind of coat does champagne horse have?
Matings with N/N genotype will result in a 50% chance of producing a champagne dilute foal. Horses with a chestnut base coat color and Ch/N genotype will have a gold coat often accompanied by a flaxen mane and tail.
What kind of eye color does Champagne have?
The eye color is blue-green at birth and darkens to amber as the horse ages. Champagne is inherited independently of other coat color genes and thus this dilution can occur in combination with any of the other genes that modify the base colors.