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Palomino I am not 100% sure if this is a palomino but I just love the picture.<br />
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I know that this is not a &quot;true&quot; palomino color but I have read that palomino is not a breed of horse, and never could be, because the palomino color does not breed true. <br />
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A palomino is heterozygous-- meaning it has only one cream gene-- so two that are crossed have a 25% of producing an offspring with no cream genes (a red chestnut), 25% of producing an offspring with two cream genes (a cremello), and 50% chance of producing another palomino (one cream gene).<br />
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On the other hand, crossing a cremello with a chestnut gives 100% palomino foals. So when I look at the foal I would argue the case. Domestic horse,Geotagged,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Palomino

I am not 100% sure if this is a palomino but I just love the picture.

I know that this is not a "true" palomino color but I have read that palomino is not a breed of horse, and never could be, because the palomino color does not breed true.

A palomino is heterozygous-- meaning it has only one cream gene-- so two that are crossed have a 25% of producing an offspring with no cream genes (a red chestnut), 25% of producing an offspring with two cream genes (a cremello), and 50% chance of producing another palomino (one cream gene).

On the other hand, crossing a cremello with a chestnut gives 100% palomino foals. So when I look at the foal I would argue the case.

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The horse is one of two extant subspecies of ''Equus ferus''. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae. The horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature into the large, single-toed animal of today. Humans began to domesticate horses around 4000 BC, and their domestication is believed to have been widespread by 3000 BC.

Similar species: Odd-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Dec 2, 2014. Captured Apr 30, 2008 13:56 in 101 East Main Street, Canton, GA 30114, USA.
  • NIKON D50
  • f/5.6
  • 10/8000s
  • 135mm