[Horse breeding: genetic tests for the coat colors chestnut, bay and black. Results from a preliminary study in the Swiss Freiberger horse breed].

@article{Henner2002HorseBG,
  title={[Horse breeding: genetic tests for the coat colors chestnut, bay and black. Results from a preliminary study in the Swiss Freiberger horse breed].},
  author={Julia Henner and P A Poncet and L Aebi and Christian Hagger and Gerald F. Stranzinger and Stefan Rieder},
  journal={Schweizer Archiv fur Tierheilkunde},
  year={2002},
  volume={144 8},
  pages={405-12}
}
Coat color played an important role during domestication and formation of breeds. Livestock breeders often had special preferences for particular color phenotypes because they believed them to be associated with performance or fitness traits. Socio-cultural reasons might have had an influence on color selection as well. Recently genetic tests on DNA level got available to genotype in any individual horse for basic horse coat colors (chestnut, bay, black). In particular, hidden carriers of the… CONTINUE READING