The Palomino

Global Horse Culture Archive on April 8, 2008, 19:39


Palomino is a color based on chestnut, with a dilution gene causing the body color to become a gold or dark cream color, and the mane and tail to be white. It does not breed true, and is most often bred by crossing a chestnut horse with a cremello horse. For details of the genetics, read this page.

Similar colors in appearance, but not to be confused with palomino, are flaxen chestnut, in which the body is a reddish brown and the mane and tail are blond; and the dilutions called cream or cremello, perlino and champagne, in which the entire body, mane and tail are an even white, beige,


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