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"Coloured" thoroughbreds

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More intrigued how Shirayukihime is grey. How is that possible when there are no grey genes in 3 preceding generations? Skewbald colouring of foal is probably due to a mutated gene. Wasn't there a chestnut horse racing in 1990s-2000s, possibly trained at Foxton, that had a large white patch?

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On 6/11/2017 at 9:12 AM, Phar Lap Fan said:

More intrigued how Shirayukihime is grey. How is that possible when there are no grey genes in 3 preceding generations? Skewbald colouring of foal is probably due to a mutated gene. Wasn't there a chestnut horse racing in 1990s-2000s, possibly trained at Foxton, that had a large white patch?

Also interested in that - I suspect that it is an error in recording correct colours of foals at birth. [ or the unthinkable in our day and age, that perhaps the recorded parentage is not correct; this could all be checked relatively easily and I imagine they have the DNA microchipping system that we have??] Certainly warrants some checking!!

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