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