Newly Discovered Iberian Dilution Gene

Andalusians and/or Lusitanos believed to carry a "new" dilution gene, which (for now) we are calling "Pearl".


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We believe these top several horses are double cream dilutes (perlino or cremello). Some have sired or birthed "Pearl" dilutes by a seemingly base-colored (chestnut, black or bay) dam. Some may even carry the "pearl" gene, but we have no indication of this so far. I include them because my search for champagne in the Iberian breeds began in this family, and led me to Majodero, who turned out to be something much, much more. -- Barbara Kostelnik, webmaster

Epocha: dam of Nespera, granddam of Q, great-granddam of Majodero (see below).

 

http://www.8ung.at/romu/Pferde/e_stuten.html Epocha lives in Germany, with Edith Mueller and Umbaba (see below).

Nespera: dam of Q, granddam of Majodero.

http://www.reganranch.com/mares_III.htm

Saphiro: is the sire of Guindeleza R out of the liver chestnut mare, Chica (see below for both).

http://www.raineyvalleyfarm.com/stallions/saphiro.htm

http://www.raineyvalleyfarm.com/photos/saphiro.htm

Saphiro's pedigree

Q: is the sire of Majodero out of Chica (see below for both). He has never sired an unusual color like this out of any other mare. Therefore, we believe that Chica, and not Q, is the carrier of the "pearl" gene. Nespera is Q's dam, and Epocha is his granddam.

 

His proud and happy current owners are:

http://www.lusitanoslosmejores.com/stallions.htm

Quimono is theoretically a double-cream dilute. He looks like a perlino or cremello, and is known as an "isabela". I have seen a photo of him but don't have any at this time. He's the sire of Epocha, great-grandsire of Q.

Chica: Chica is believed to carry a recessive (pearl) dilution gene. She has birthed two foals that look like double-dilutes at maturity (see below), by the cream dilute stallions, Q and Saphiro. She has been DNA color tested and is ee, crcr (no cream.) http://www.greyladiesandalusians.com/Mares.htm

Majodero: This stallion is Chica's foal by Q. He now resides in Australia where some-one is mistakenly calling him and some of his ancestors "champagne". Pedigree. Older info (sorry, former owners have taken down most of his pages.)

Guindeleza R: This is the daughter of Chica by Saphiro. Now owned by Sommer Ranch , where BRAVIO lived and died.

Bravio is the sire of several "Pearl" colored foals. He was a bay (Ee,AA,crcr) with no cream gene. Now sadly deceased, he was the pinnacle of Sommer Ranch's dreams.

 

Tribute to Bravio: http://www.sommerranch.com/index_page0001.html

Mia Fantasia is one of Bravio's daughters. For more information see Equine.com - Mia Fantasia

Tequila is one of Bravio's "pearl" sons . Unknown horse in foreground in photo#1; with his cream dilute dam in photo #2.

Umbaba: Umbaba is the sire of Q and Nespera. He is believed by color experts to be a sooty palomino.

 

http://www.lusitano-franken.de/ and

http://www.8ung.at/romu/Pferde/bilder.html

Majodero's pedigree

Majodero Sire
Q
IALHA
#3902(P)
Cremello
UMBABA
(palomino)
Boneco Dardo
Boneca
Haviana Alqueive
Ulmeira
NESPERA
(cremello)
Umbaba Boneco
Haviana
Epoca Quimono
Favoravel
Dam
RD CHICA
IALHA
#2574(S)
Liver Chestnut
FOGONERO
(black)
Tenorio Lenguaje
Gema
Nicea Orador VI
Veneciame
ESPANOLA
(black)
Quitasuenos Jardinero V
Junquita
Turquesa VII Peruano
Caprichosa XIII

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