Bay (E/- and A/-)

The agouti gene "A" restricts the black color to the points: mane, tail and legs. This creates the color we call "bay."

 

It is a very common gene, and is dominant, so very few breeds are free of it. 


At this time it is believed that its effect cannot be seen on a red horse; at any rate, a red horse has no black pigment for it to affect.


 

Bay can range from such a light almost tan color that could be mistaken for buckskin or dun, to a nearly black that looks just like a seal brown.

The typical red body color and black points:  Kaskia Dancer, QH mare.

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