Blue eyes in horses and ponies

Details for the blue eye package

Normal package cost: $81 including GST per horse. Use the discount code SW4PAX to discount this package to $70 as part of our free testing offer for the splashed white originally found in Appaloosas.

Blue and other pale eye colours are extremely striking, and often very attractive. Blue eyes can be caused by some combinations of coat colour dilution genes (cream, champagne and pearl), and by some white pattern genes (frame overo or any version of splashed white.) Blue eyes are not caused by the Appaloosa gene or KIT gene mutations such as sabino 1, tobiano or W1-W20.

Our blue eye genetic testing package is suitable for horses with anything from one partially blue eye right up to two amazing blue or pale coloured eyes. It is also suitable for horses that have produced blue-eyed foals.

Our blue eye package includes:

  • Testing for the cream and champagne coat colour dilution genes
  • Testing for frame overo and splashed white 1
  • Horses that test negative will also be entered into our free testing program for the splashed white originally found in Appaloosa horses

This package will identify the genetic basis of your horse's blue eyes for most Australian horses. It is not ideal for horses with known pearl ancestry, or for horses known to have splashed white ancestors carrying SW2 or SW3 (i.e. some Quarter Horses and Paint Horses, especially those with Miss Smokin Hickory in their pedigree).

Blue eyes

Blue eyes in horses are striking.

Purchase equine DNA testing

Price per horse = sample processing ($40) + tests

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Need different tests for each horse? You can customise your choices for each horse on next page.

Coat colour tests

Base coat colours

$9 Agouti (the bay factor) ...read more
$9 Extension (red/black) ...read more

Coat colour dilutions

$9 Cream ...read more
$9 Dun and d1 ...read more
$9 Silver ...read more
$9 Champagne ...read more
$9 Pearl ...read more

Coat patterns

$9 Grey ...read more
$9 Appaloosa or leopard (CSNB) ...read more
$9 PATN1 ...read more
$9 SW1 (Splashed White 1) ...read more
$9 SW2 (Splashed White 2) ...read more
$9 SW3 (Splashed White 3) ...read more
$9 Frame overo (OLWS) ...read more
$9 Tobiano ...read more
$9 Sabino 1 ...read more
$9 W13 dominant white (Miniatures) ...read more
$9 W20 white markings ...read more
$9 W22 dominant white (TB, Paint) ...read more
$9 W25 dominant white (TB) ...read more
$9 W26 dominant white (TB) ...read more
$9 W27 dominant white (TB, Paint) ...read more
$9 Roan marker ...read more

Inherited disorders

Pure and part-bred Arabian

$14 Cerebellar abiotrophy (CA) ...read more
$14 Severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) ...read more
$14 Lavender foal syndrome (LFS) ...read more

Fell Ponies, Dale Ponies and Gypsy horses

$14 Foal immunodeficiency syndrome (FIS) ...read more

Pure and part-bred Friesian

$19 Friesian dwarfism ...read more
$14 Hydrocephalus (Friesian and other breeds) ...read more

Warmbloods and related breeds

$14 Fragile foal syndrome (FFS) ...read more

Various breeds

$14 Polysaccharide storage myopathy type 1 (PSSM1) ...read more

Quarter horses and related breeds

$14 Malignant hyperthermia (MH) ...read more
$14 Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP) ...read more
$14 Hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia (HERDA) ...read more
$14 Glycogen branching enzyme deficiency (GBED) ...read more

Saddlebred horses and related breeds

$14 Junctional epidermolysis bullosa, Saddlebred form (JEB) ...read more

Pure and part-bred Akhal Teke

$14 Naked foal syndrome (NFS) ...read more

Pure and part-bred Connemara

$14 Hoof wall separation disease (HWSD) ...read more

Parentage/DNA profile

$33 DNA profile (microsatellite) ...read more

Remember: most breed societies ask members to test through their society.

Parentage verification: