Equine Color Genetics Links - Hevosten värigenetiikkaa englanniksi

This is a collection of links to sites which which might interest a color genetics hobbyist. First there are links to general equine color genetics pages, then links to pages about special colors and patterns, then links to breed pages and last links to longear pages. The quality of these pages varies a lot from small photo galleries to vast genetic resources. Last checked and updated 2004-08-30.

General stuff about all colors and breeds

Coat Color Genetics by Ann T Bowling
excellent text, excellent pics! Best site about equine colors.
http://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/~lvmillon/coatclr.html

Equine Coat Colors - Color in Horses by J. Sharon Batteate
articles and a huge link collection, mostly about non-common colors
http://members.aol.com/battyatty/

Equine Color Genetics by Daralyn Wallace
just basic color and pattern descriptions, links
http://hometown.aol.com/raunfalcon/colrpage.htm

The Color Gallery by Braebell
some text and a very nice picture gallery
http://hometown.aol.com/braebell/horse.html

Horse Colors by Casa de Whatever
longish and rather good.
http://greenfield.fortunecity.com/dreams/799/hc/horsecolors.htm

Horse Coat Color Genetics by Model Horse Reference site
nice articles about basics of genetics and horse colors.
http://www.mhref.com/color/genetics/intro.html

Color Genetics by MFTHorses
a collection of articles, incl. Sponenberg.
http://members.aol.com/MFTHorses/colorg.htm

Coat Colors: The Genetics behind the Hide by Cherie Reinheimer
good stuff, mostly about paint patterns, good pics
http://www.geocities.com/Baja/Outback/2936/

True Colors - Horse Color Guide by Bob and Debbi Brown
nice text about colors, huge gallery of mini horse pics
http://www.unicornerfarm.com/colors.htm

Coat Colour by Beth Mead, Kellas Stud
nice, short color description, lovely little Shetland pony pics
http://www.kellas-stud.co.uk/coat_colour.htm

Equine Color by Riverside Reflections
rather good pics and text
http://www.equinecolor.com/

Color Freaks Horse Color Page by Lisa Dines
a lovely photo gallery with color names
http://www.foresthorse.com/color.html

Horse Color Genetics by Phillip Sponenberg
no pics but LOTS of good text
http://members.aol.com/MFTHorses/sponenbg.htm

Special colors/patterns

The Colorful World of Paints & Pintos by Janet Piercy
The Best Site about pinto patterns. Excellent text and photos.
http://www.coloredhorses.com/PPnew.html

Why Overo Isn't Specific Enough by Leslie Kathman
stuff about overo patterns, no pics
http://www.ipabra.org/newsletter/volume02/issue04/overo.php

Lethal White Overo by UCDavis
about lethal overo syndrome and a test for it, also other color tests
http://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/horse/lethalwo.htm

A Study of White Horses by Leslie Kathman
mostly about sabino, no pics
http://www.ipabra.org/newsletter/volume02/issue04/white.php

Yipes! Stripes! by J. Sharon Batteate
brindling and other stripe patterns in equines
http://members.aol.com/stripedhos/index.htm

Color Genetics by Cedar Ridge Quarter Horses
article about grulla and blue roan
http://www.grullablue.com/colorpages.htm

The Cremello and Perlino Educational Association by Wendy Bockman
text and pics about CrCr and Crcr colors
http://www.doubledilute.com/

Champagne Horses... Champagne gene information by Karen Malcor-Chapman
info about this rare color and lots of pics
http://www.champagnehorses.net/

Champagne: Color, with a Difference by Barbara Kostelnik
nice article with rather good pics
http://members.aol.com/cinderelic/chmpart1.html

Homozygous Appaloosa Coat Patterns by Gene Carr and Robert A. Lapp
short text, b/w pics - not bad
http://www.dailypost.com/~santee/appcoatpatterns.htm

Appaloosa color patterns in the Miniature Horse by Tammie Cappuccio
nice color picture gallery of all possible patterns, pattern names
http://cspotsminiaturehorses.homestead.com/apppatterns.html

Colors in horse breeds

The Breed and Color Project by Catherine Petersen
list of all horse breeds and legal colors in them
http://www.angelfire.com/wi/foreverfarms/project.html

Arabian Coat Coloration by Margo Weise
good photos, few other articles. Good.
http://www.arabianrun.com/arguide.htm

Color & Markings by Arabian Horse Registery
nice drawings.
http://www.arabianhorses.org/registration/markings/index.asp

The Purebred Arabian Sabino by Stephanie S. Wind
some text and a photo gallery of sabino Arabians
http://www.sabinoarabians.com/sabino.html

Coat Colors of Thoroughbred by Jockey Club
the basic colors (and roan!) explained with pics, also markings https://www.registry.jockeyclub.com/...CFTOKEN=39803337

Mumtaz's Guide to Thoroughbred Color Genetics
nice pics, easy-to-understand text
http://www.thoroughbredchampions.com/sites/mumtaz/

Colors of the Turanian Horse by Fara Shimbo
a color gallery, also interesting markings
http://www.turanianhorse.org/colors.html

The colors of the Icelandic horse by Langhus ranch
short text, but cool pics.
http://www.icelandichorse.is/colours.html

Colour and colour inheritance in (Icelandic) horses by Kim P. Middel
nice text + pics (but weird terminology).
http://www.gaitedhorses.net/Articles/Color/colorinheritance.shtml

The Colours of the Norwegian Fjordhorse by Tor Nestaas
good site about this breed and shades of dun!
http://www.bluebirdlane.com/colour.html

Finnhorse page by Satu M
a small page about rare colors in Finnhorse breed
http://www.littlewind.net/finnhorse.html

Highland Colours by A Douglas
a nice photo gallery about colors, mostly different shades of dun
http://somis.ais.dundee.ac.uk/~amdouglas/highland/colours.htm

Guide to Identifying an Appaloosa by Appaloosa Horse Club
patterns and characteristic markings explained, no genetics
http://www.doublemacres.com/horses.htm

Morgans in Color! by Laura Behning
a nice picture gallery of rarer colors of Morgans
http://colormorgans.tripod.com/colorful.htm

Dun Central Station (Morgans by
dun in this breed, genetics + lots of excellent pics
http://www.duncentralstation.com/

Colors & Markings (Tennessee Walking Horse) by Walkers West
a picture gallery, some explanations
http://www.walkerswest.com/colors.htm

Colors & Genetics (Missouri Foxtrotter) by Foxtrotters online
colors, statistics, basic genetics
http://www.foxtrotter.com/Horsecolor.htm

Mustang Colors by Nancy Kerson
nice site about all equine colors with pics
http://www.mustangs4us.com/colors_and_color_patterns.htm

what color is my Curly Horse? by CHO
an article, no pics. a nice link list.
http://www.curlyhorses.org/colors.html

Donkeys and Mules

Color Freaks Donkey and Mule Page by Lisa Dines
a nice collection of longear pics with color names
http://www.foresthorse.com/donkey.html

Donkey and Mule Colors by Lucky S & L Ranch
just text, no pics
http://www.luckysnlranch.com/donkey/2.html

Seein' Spots! by Leah Posey-Patton
spotting patterns in horses, donkeys and especially mules
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Studios/2905/seespots.html


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