Genetic Formula: ee, aa, CC, dd, gg, ww, toto
Description: Red horses come in many shades and names such as Chestnut (generally a reference to the darker red horses), and Sorrel (generally a reference to a light or medium colored red horse). The body of a red horse can vary from liver, and deep cherry to cinnamon. Red horses do not have darker markings on there points (legs and ears) but may have a darker red counter-shading stripe. A red horses mane and tail may be darker, or lighter such as in the flaxen chestnut.
Red is Recessive
A horse must inherit the "e" gene from both parents to be red.
Markings* on Red Base
Dilutes/Modifiers* on Red Base
Red + Double creme (Cremmello)
Red + Dun (Red Dun)
Red + single Creme
Red + Sooty
Foal Coat SHADES*
*There are many, many more varieties
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