Discussion in 'Horse Colors / Genetics' started by loverhorse, Jan 2, 2015.
what causes gulastra plume? and are there any current racehorses with it?
I think it's the sabino gene that causes it.
I couldn't tell you the names, but I have seen the occasional TB at the track with it.
In british shetland ponies the trait is called "rosson svans" in sweden, which translates to Rosson tail. Since white marking are so rare in black based shetlands this trait is barely ever seen coupled with any kind of markings.
It's recessive and can be traced back to the stallion Rosson of Transy. I know next to nothing about gulastra plume in other breeds other then that some can be traced back to a stallion called Gulastra?
Yes, it is sabino gene that causes it. Here is a thread from another forum about it…there are several out there. As to whether there are any CURRENT horses on the track? No idea, but there are TB's with it.
Keep in mind that it should not be confused with a flaxen tail. Gulastra Plume is SILVER.
Here’s my lovely 6yo tbred mare, mane totally silvered out and tail starting to go same way. She also has white hair on her jowls and patches of silver on her chest
Yes, I had thought so. I've seen Arabs and TBs with it.
Where is the actual research saying its linked to sabino? I haven't heard this, last
i knew they didn't know.
Also, what do you mean by silver? There is a silver gene thats causes what may look like "flaxen."
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