Our last day of testing for the year will be 22 December. The lab will start up again on 2 January 2024.
You can still place new orders and send us samples while we are on break, ready for when we reopen.
Palomino, buckskin and smoky black are coat colours that come about when your horse or pony inherits a single copy of the cream gene. 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, perlino and smokey cream are coat colours that occur when your horse or pony inherits two copies of the cream gene. These horses have pale cream-coloured coats, pinkish skin and light eyes.
Coat colours caused by the cream gene are beautiful and widely regarded as highly desirable. Genetic testing can tell you how many copies your horse or pony carries.
Gene or region and technical reference
Gene: SLC45A2 (causative). Reference: Mariat, Taourit and Guérin. (2003)
n. Test developed using animal controls.
Cr. Test developed using animal cases.
Panels: groups of tests that are often ordered together
This test is in the full colour panel.
This test is in the dilutions panel.
This test is in the Fjord horse panel.
This test is in the Gypsy health & colour panel.
This test is in the Miniature health & colour panel.
This test is in the QH health & colour panel.
Palomino is a beautiful coat colour. It occurs when the cream gene is combined with chestnut.