Miniature dwarfism in Australia

Miniature dwarfism in Australia

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Most Miniature breeders here in Australia will be aware that sometimes Miniature foals are born with dwarfism. Dwarfism in miniatures comes in a wide range of severity, and with a range of physical problems as well as short stature. For example, all…

What is homozygous?

What is homozygous?

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Homozygous, along with her friend heterozygous, are (as far as I can tell) jargon developed purely with the aim of making genetics seem hard. Let explain what homozygous means for mammals – that includes us and all our hairy companions. Homozygous: both…

Mystery solved June 2018

Mystery solved June 2018

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This one is a common question: buckskin or not? This filly’s coat varies from season to season. We’ve tested her for agouti, red/black, cream and dun/d1 (nd1) to find out. Responses on this one were roughly equal for buckskin vs. not buckskin….

Mystery Solved! May 2018

Mystery Solved! May 2018

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We have an answer! Zeus is actually chestnut, not taffy (silver) at all. He also has two copies of d1 (nd1). Overall, we tested Zeus for agouti, red/black, silver, cream, dun/d1 and W20. The agouti and red/black tests were to find out…