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Coat Colour Champagne

Test number: 8174HGD

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Breed
All Horse Breeds .
Description

Champagne


Champagne is a dominant gene that dilutes hair pigment from black to brown and red to gold.
A dominant gene means that only one copy of the Champagne gene is enough for the gene to make effect.
The Champagne gene makes the following alterations:


Hair


On chestnut background it produces a gold body colour and often a fairer coloured main and tail (this can be mistaken for Palomino).
On Bay background produces a darker tan body with brown points.


Skin


The skin of horses carrying the Champagne dilute gene is pinkish / Lavender toned, it becomes speckled as the horse ages particularly around the eyes, muzzle, under the tail, udder and sheath.
Eyes


Blue-green at birth which darkens to amber as the horse ages.

The Champagne gene is inherited independently of the other coat colour genes and therefore this dilution may occur in combination with any other colour modification gene.

 
Further reading
Champagne geneHTML file
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
1 - 2 weeks
Price
Number of Coat Colour Tests on the same horse Price (including VAT)
First Colour test £ 48.00
Each additional colour test on the same horse £ 24.00

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 ColourSabino  
Dominant white (GQ Santana dominant white W10)*  
Dun Zygosity  
Leopard complex  
Pearl *  
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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