Base coat colours
Coat colour dilutions
Genetic disorder tests
Palomino, buckskin and smoky black are coat colours that come about when your horse or pony inherits a single copy of the gene variant called 'cream'. Palomino is cream combined with the basic chestnut coat colour, buckskin is cream combined with bay/brown and smoky black is cream combined with black. Cremello and perlino are coat colours that occur when your horse or pony inherits two copies of the gene variant called 'cream'. Cremello and perlino horses have pale cream-coloured coats, pinkish skin and light eyes.
Coat colours caused by the 'cream' gene variant are beautiful and widely regarded as highly desirable. Genetic testing can tell you how many copies your horse or pony carries.