QUOTE (Anjuli Bai @ Sep 20 2010, 02:10 PM)
No, they didn' find the sabino-gen for purebreds til now. Shushu is in this project as well like a lot of other horses from elementsarabians.
For the rabicano-gen UC Davis is looking for purebred rabicano-familys at this moment to start the researches.
The sire of my filly is black, her mom is black sabino and rabicano (but not so much like the foal).
The fullbrother of my filly is black with only a few white hairs.
That is interesting. I have some black sabino-rabicanos that I can submit samples for. Many also from the breeding program they came from.
I first became aware of this coloring with the extreme rabicano with the first one that I purchased back in 2000.
His underside has the sabino and there are also sabino spots on one leg, below the knee. I thought his coloring was the most unusual for a purebred Arabian and a SE.
His roaning is actually so heavy that the Registry changed his registered color to Roan when he was exported to France. He sired 2 black sabino - rabicano sons before he was exported. I just love this color and he is succeeding in Endurance. Several of his offspring are under saddle now and they have his stamina, speed and heart.
Do you know who to contact at UC Davis?