Tobiano (pinto or piebald/skewbald)

Why test for tobiano?

Tobiano, a type of pinto also known as piebald (black and white) or skewbald (other colours and white), is a striking equine spotted coat colour pattern. The tobiano gene produces white patches with pink skin - usually large, smooth-edged patches - on a different base coat colour.

Genetic testing for tobiano can tell you whether your horse has one copy of the gene variant that causes tobiano colouring, or two (there is no visual difference but those that have two copies will pass this pattern on to all their foals). It is also very useful when you suspect your horse or pony may carry multiple white pattern genes.

Tobiano

Purchase equine DNA testing

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

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 SW1 (Splashed White 1) ...read more
$9 Frame overo (OLWS) ...read more
$9 Tobiano ...read more
$9 Sabino 1 ...read more
$9 W20 white markings ...read more
$9 Roan ...read more
$9 PATN1 ...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

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
$19 Glycogen branching enzyme deficiency (GBED) ...read more

Saddlebred horses and related breeds

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

Parentage/DNA profile

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

Please check with your breed society before
testing for registration; some organise
their own parentage testing.
This order includes:
Samples from offspring and both parents
Samples from offspring and one parent
Offspring sample, parent profile certificates
Offspring sample; parents on file
One sample; no parentage verification

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