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…

Mystery Horse May 2018

Mystery Horse May 2018

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Zeus (a very handsome fellow!) is a brumby passively culled from the herds in the Kosciuszko National Park. He’s our next horse in the mystery colour program. What colour do you think he is? What colour genes should we test him for?…