First Knights Billy Idol,
Romeo's famous grandsire.
"Romeo" has been color coat tested. He is EeAaCRCRnTnO
What does this mean? He is a PERLINO TOBIANO OVERO.
He has 1 BLACK gene from his dam and 1 RED gene from his sire. So he can throw either a red OR black gene to his foals.
He has 1 AGOUTI gene, so that means 50% of the time, he will pass that on to a foal so if its black based, it will be a bay based.
He carries 2 dilution genes so is HOMOZYGOUS and all of his foals will get 1 making each foal either BUCKSKIN or PALOMINO or smokey black.
He also carries 1 copy of the TOBIANO gene, so there is a 50% chance of him passing the tobiano gene on to his foal.
He also carries 1 copy of the OVERO gene, so there is a 50% chance of him passing the overo gene on to his foal. Because two copies of the overo gene can cause a lethal white foal.. any mares who are suspected overo carriers will NOT be accepted for breeding unless color tested. (this only costs $25 but insures he not be bred to an overo mare. If bred to an overo mare, there is a 25% chance of a lethal white foal. Those foals either are aborted, die at birth, or shortly after birth.
Romeo is expecting his first foal in June of 2013.
The mare is a bay/brown homozygous tobiano AMHR mare. The color possibilities are endless!
Romeo will stand to outside mares in 2013
2013 FEE $300 lfg live cover only
$2 a day mare care
They were hand bred, but I then
allowed them to play together awhile :)