Etalon DNA tests include over 60 equine coat color and pattern tests for all horse colors, patterns, white variations, and modifiers across all breeds. We are continually expanding our equine color testing offerings as new discoveries are made and published.
Congential Stationary Night Blindness (CSNB) is characterized by the inability to see well in low light and no-light situations. It is linked to Leopard Complex Spotting (LP), where homozygous horses (LP/LP) will have CSNB. Congential Stationary Night Blindness is present at birth and is non-progressive.
Champagne (CH) is a dilution that affects all coat colors. Champagne foals are born with pink skin and blue eyes that slightly darken with age. Adult champagne horses have a distinct pumpkin colored skin with mottling in the hairless regions, as well as amber/green/tan eyes. Horses with multiple dilutions can be difficult to accurately identify color without genetic testing.
Cream (CR) is a dilution that is characterized by lightening both black-based and red-based horses. A single CR allele lightens red pigment to gold but does not affect Black pigment. Two CR alleles results in extreme dilution of the hair, skin, and eyes of any color, though black-based horses tend to retain more pigment than red-based horses.