Friesian health & colour
Panels are groups of tests that are often chosen together.
Friesian horses are a beautiful breed. They are almost universally black, but the red gene can still be found in the population at low frequency. This means that on rare occasions chestnut foals can be born.
Breeders of both pure- and part-bred Friesians also need to make sure they know which of their horses carry the genes for hydrocephalus and Friesian dwarfism.