Flaxen Chestnut Color Inheritance Studied

Chestnut Morgan horses with lighter manes and tails, called “flaxen,” are the subject of a research project seeking to unlock some of the mysteries of coat color inheritance.

The preliminary results from the Morgan study have produced some statistics, as well as tools for measuring flaxen coloring and creating pedigrees that include visual indicators of the trait.

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Chestnut Morgan horses with lighter manes and tails, called "flaxen," are the subject of a research project seeking to unlock some of the mysteries of coat color inheritance.

The preliminary results from the Morgan study have produced some statistics, as well as tools for measuring flaxen coloring and creating pedigrees that include visual indicators of the trait.

Flaxen chestnut color inheritance

The two flaxen chestnut Morgan offspring above are among the progeny of the bay sire and black dam

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