Breeding for Color
we obviously are partial to horses with color and chrome,
(hence the nickname, "The Home of Chrome"), we feel it is very important when
breeding for color that conformation, disposition and gait are not
overlooked. Breeding just for color without taking into consideration the
conformation, disposition and bloodline of the proposed mating is bad for
the breed and without proper selective breeding the spotted fox
trotter cannot live up to its true potential. In other words, we believe
in-depth study of coat color genetics, equine coat colors, markings and
identifications visit the sites listed below. When visiting these sites you will
need to click on the back arrow on your browsers toolbar to come back to our
Homozygous--for a brief explanation of the
meaning of homozygous and the black color gene.
Coat Color Genetics--Veterinary Genetics
Laboratory, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, presents an
in-depth study of color genetics.
Equine Identification &
Markings--Cornell University, College of
Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, New York details the various markings and
other identifying marks on the horse.
Equine Coat Colors--Excellent site with
information on coat colors, pictures and and articles on the various markings
and color dilutions.
Horse Color Resources--And if you still have
questions this site will answer your individual horse color questions by
Horse Color Genetics--Excellent article by D.
Phillip Sponenberg,DVM, Phd.
Color Genetics--More articles and links on this
subject. Also visit the Missouri Fox Trotter News website. This
site is filled with lots of information about the Fox Trotter.