Characteristic and trait of inheritance

Horses with Sabino-1 show a spotting pattern characterized by white patches of varying sizes and irregular forms and borders. The spots mainly occur on the face, lower legs, and belly. Sometimes interspersed white hairs on the midsection or all over the body can be seen. The spotting pattern can be seen in horses that are heterozygous for the Sabino trait. The coat of homozygous horses is almost completely white. So far, one gene responsible for the Sabino trait, could be identified and characterized (Sabino-1) but it is likely that additional genes are involved in the development of this colour pattern.


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Test duration

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.

Testing procedure

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.


Please contact our molecular biology team for further questions.

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