Horses with Sabino-1 show a spotting pattern characterized by white patches of varying sizes and... more
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.
1 - 2 weeks after arrival of the sample in the lab