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Pearl *

Test number: 8152H

Breed
All Horse Breeds .
Description

Pearl behaves as a recessive gene with respect to the hair color. One dose of the mutation does not change the coat color of black, bay or chestnut horses. Two doses on a chestnut background produce a pale, uniform apricot color of body hair, mane and tail. Skin coloration is also pale.

In Spanish horses, this dilution is known as Pearl. In Quarter Horses and Paints, it has been commonly known as 'Barlink Factor'.

Pearl is known to interact with Cream dilution to produce pseudo-double Cream dilute phenotypes including pale skin and blue/green eyes.

Sample Requirements
Hair Sample from mane with roots (approx 30 hairs) , Buccal Swabs or 1 ml whole blood in EDTA tube.

How to obtain a viable hair sample

Pull around 30 hairs from the mane of the horse with the roots (in faols hair from the tail maybe taken). Wrap the hairs around your finger or a comb, as close as possible to the skin to ensure you obtain the hair roots. Keep dry, put in a bag, label the bag with the horse name, test (s) required. Place in an envelope and send back to us together with the order form. Broken or cut off hair will not be accepted.

Hair sample from mane with roots (approx 30 hairs) , Buccal swabs or 1 ml whole blood in EDTA tube.

How to obtain a viable hair sample

Pull around 30 hairs from the mane of the horse with the roots (in faols hair from the tail maybe taken). Wrap the hairs around your finger or a comb, as close as possible to the skin to ensure you obtain the hair roots. Keep dry, put in a bag, label the bag with the horse name, test (s) required. Place in an envelope and send back to us together with the order form. Broken or cut off hair will not be accepted.

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Turnaround
4 - 5 weeks
Price
£ 60.00 (including VAT)

To order:

  • Download Order Form from this link pdf

  • Complete the order form and send it together with your samples to the following address:

    Laboklin (UK),   125 Northenden Road, Manchester, M33 3HF

See Also:
Coat Colour chestnut (Red Factor)  
Curly Coat  
Tobiano (Tobiano Spttings)  
Greying  
Coat Colour Champagne  
Coat ColourSabino  
Dominant white (GQ Santana dominant white W10)*  
Dun Zygosity  
Leopard complex  
Roan Zygosity*  
Silver  
Splashed white (SW1 , SW2 , SW3 and SW4)  
Coat Colour black / Bay (Agouti)  
Camarillo White - W4  
Appaloosa Pattern 1 (PATN-1) *  
Coat Colour Cream / Dilution  

 
 
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