Equine Color Genetics, 3rd Edition
March 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
Basic Considerations of Horse Color Identification.
Basic Principles of Genetics.
Pigments in Horses.
Pigment Cell Function.
Chapter 2. Basic Dark Horse Colors: Bay, Chestnut, Black, and Brown.
Bay, Chestnut, and Black: Definition and Classification.
Bay, Chestnut, and Black: Genetic Control.
Two Subtypes of Bay: Wild Bay and Bay.
General Factors Modifying Bay, Chestnut, and Black.
Mane and Tail Color on Chestnut and Sorrel: Gen.
Bend Or Spots.
Chapter 3. Colors Built from the Basic Colors.
Linebacked Dun: Definition and Classification.
Linebacked Dun: Genetic Control.
Cream-related Colors: Definition and Classification.
Cream-related Colors: Genetic Control.
Champagne: Definition and Classification.
Champagne: Genetic Control.
Pearl: Definition, Classification, and Genetic Control.
Silver Dapple: Definition and Classification.
Silver Dapple: Genetic Control.
Mushroom: Definition, Classification, and Genetic Control.
Compound Dilute Colors.
Summary of the Genetic Control of Horse Color.
Chapter 4. Patterns of White.
Patterns with Individual White Hairs: Grey and Roan.
Patterns with Nonsymmetric Patches of White: White Mar….
Patterns of White with Symmetric White Patches: The Leop.
Leopard Complex: Definition and Classification.
Leopard Complex: Genetic Control.
Patterns of White Summary.
Chapter 5. Horse Color and Horse Breeding.
Chapter 6. Peculiarities of Hair Growth.
Chapter 7. Donkey Color.
Patterns of White.
Genetics of Donkey Color.
Summary of Donkey Color.
Hair Growth in Donkeys.
Chapter 8. Color Photographs.
Appendix 1: Color Names by Category.
Appendix 2: Loci, Alleles, and Effects.
Appendix 3: UsualGenotypes of Major Colors.
Appendix 4: Alleles Present in Representative Breeds in the USA.
Appendix 5: Expected Results of Crossing Various Colors.
Appendix 6: Unpublished Data Supporting Conclusions
- Details the genetic basis of five new colors.
- Provides an explanation of genetic mechanisms that determine colors.
- Explains each color through the interactions of genetic phenomena that build the colors step by step.
- Examines patterns of white hair that may be superimposed on colors.
- Includes donkey color as a separate section.
"A fascinating book, filled with color photos of really beautiful horse and donkey colors, some I never knew existed, and many unusual and beautiful breeds. In addition, there are numerous charts of color breeding expectations and effects of colors on colors." - Veterinary Information Network
“The latest advances in color genetics for breeders of horses, donkeys and mules provides a blend of science and owner's guide and provides vets and equine breeders with many specifics including discussions of five new colors.” - Midwest Book Review, July 2009