Silver gene found in Andalusians

It appears that the silver gene has been identified in the Andalusian. The stallion Arco Iris is said to have tested EE Aa N/Z, which would make him a red (bay-based) silver. If you look at his pictures here and the video here, he certainly looks like a silver. This is a cool discovery, since many believed this was not a color that would be found in Spanish horses.

, ,

One Response to Silver gene found in Andalusians

  1. Daphne January 29, 2008 at 2:32 pm #

    THANK YOU for sharing that, Lesli! That is so exciting – I am on such a huge silver kick now and I have to confess, I absolutely see myself doing the trendy thing and painting a couple of Andalusian resins I have stashed away (coughdeseosocough) in a color like this beautiful guy. I wonder why it took so long? This horse isn’t even a “maybe” to my eyes – silver can be a confusing color in some cases, but in this case, I don’t see how he could be anything but, and especially since the test’s been around a few years now. Go figure!

    By the way, I’m really looking forward to seeing you in Colorado in May 😉

Leave a Reply