In the case of horse color, dilution means less concentrated color, which means lighter color. Genes always come in pairs, in animals that need two parents to produce an offspring...one from each parent.
|1 Cream Gene||2 Cream Genes||1 or 2 Dun Genes||1 or 2 Champagne Genes||1 or 2 Silver Dapple Genes||1 Cream plus 1 or 2 Dun genes|
|Dark Bay / Brown*||Dark or Sooty Buckskin||Perlino||Dun||Amber||Bay Silver||Dunskin|
|Black||Smoky Black||Smoky Cream||Grulla||Classic||Black Silver or Silver Dapple||Smoky Grulla|
|Chestnut||Palomino||Cremello||Red Dun||Gold||No Effect||Dunalino|
|Seal Brown**||Brown Buckskin||Brown Cream||Brown Dun||Sable||Brown Silver||Brown Dunskin|
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