Sunday, February 5, 2012

Dominant White

 The 'Albino' horse is actually not a true albino but instead what the American Albino Horse Club (now known as the White Horse Club) calls Dominant White. A Dominant White can be any horse breed; Quarter, Arabian, Standardbred, etc., that has a white coat with pink skin and dark eyes - black, brown, or blue. A true albino would, of course, have pink eyes, meaning the Dominant White actually carries off-color genes.

Info from here

1 comment:

  1. Most of the horses pictured aren't dominant whites. Horses 1, 4, 6, & 7 are most likely carrying a dilution gene, specifically the cream gene. Of course, one can't be sure without a DNA test.