American Quarter Horse Coat Color Genetics

Understand the genetics behind equine coat colors, see pictures of each coat color and more in this e-book, available exclusively for AQHA members.

This robust, 20-page e-book is loaded with easy-to-understand coat-color genetics information, with explanations and pictures of each of the 17 AQHA-recognized colors.

This e-book is helpful when determining a new foal’s color, and it’s great for science projects and school reports. For anyone wanting to understand more about coat color genetics, this e-book is a must-read.


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For each coat color, American Quarter Horse Coat Color Genetics answers:

  • What are the color genetics of this color?

  • What does this color look like?

  • If a horse has an additional attribute, like a dorsal stripe or roan patches, doesn’t that make him a different color?

  • What else should I know about this color?

Learn about:

  • Agouti gene

  • Cream dilution gene

  • Black points

  • Dun dilution gene

  • Champagne dilution gene

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Get descriptions, genetics and photos of these horse colors and more:

  • Bay

  • Black

  • Gray

  • Grullo

  • Palomino

  • Blue roan

  • Cremello

  • Perlino

  • Red dun

Not a member? Join today to get this amazing resource. Or try our free downloadable Quarter Horse Color and Markings chart.

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