Characteristic and trait of inheritance
The gene for silver is another gene causing a lightening of the basic colour. The silver-gene has no impact on pheomelanin like the genes for cream and champagne and only leads to brightening of black coloured areas. Especially black coloured hair of mane and tail appears brighter because of the occurrence of white and grey hairs. The gene for silver is inherited autosomal-dominant and one copy of the gene is sufficient for the phenotype.
1-2 weeks after arrival of the sample in the lab
The DNA test is performed out of EDTA blood or or 20-30 hair roots from mane or tail. Test kits can be ordered free of charge. (order-form). If hair is sent in, possibly the genetic material is not sufficient to run the test. In this case it would be best to send in an EDTA blood sample.
Please send in your sample together with the lab order genetic. Results will be transmitted optionally via post, fax or email. After completion of the test you will receive a separate invoice. Payment can be made via credit card or bank transfer.
Breeding club discounts apply if a copy of the membership card is sent together with the respective samples. Due to administrative reasons the invoiced price can not be altered subsequently.