Horse Colour Explained

Front Cover Horse Colour Explained Book

Front Cover Horse Colour Explained Book

INSIDE THIS BOOK by Jeanette Gower

    • Basic equine colour genetics
  • Colour breeds and terminology
  • Interrelationships of colour
  • Difficult colours identified
  • Rare colours explained
  • White markings and patterns
  • Selection for colour
  • Predicting mating outcomes
  • Coat colour changes
  • Responsible horse breeding

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HORSE COLOUR EXPLAINED is a treasure trove of in depth information for the serious student and the pleasure horse breeder alike. The principles of inheritance of colour are explained simply and practically for all to make informed decisions. Throughout, Jeanette Gower speaks from over 25 years practical experience, guiding the reader with real life examples. With nearly 200 beautiful colour photographs explanatory diagrams and charts, supported by a detailed summary of information in the appendix, glossary and index, Horse Colour Explained is sure to be referred to again and again. A special feature is the Quick Guide at the beginning of each chapter, which allows the reader to find quick answers before delving into a particular topic of interest. Never before have White Markings, Paint Horse inheritance, and the Dun been given such a comprehensive coverage, including much information never previously published. Controversial issues have been addressed, including the identification of difficult colours and the responsibilities of breeders. The philosophy of breeding for colour is allied to the ultimate responsibility of breed improvement. Temperament and performance must always take precedence over breeding for colour alone. Although first published in 2000, before DNA testing, the book is still relevant today, as nearly all the hypotheses postulated, have been proven correct.