* A note on Cream and Pearl

The Horse Color Generator is © 2010 JNFerrigno

7 March 2010 - The Base Color and Shade definitions are up, and I've been slowly adding further information and images. I'm still working on how I'm going to present the Genetic Codes to you guys, since so many are unknown, and written differently. That will be more of a long term project since I am also writting out codes for this project, a research paper, the Horse Art RPG, as well as the DA Equine Color community. I'm going to try and make them all the same, but it will take some time.

6 March 2010
- The generator is up and running. While it doesn't have every color combination in the world, it does have a great deal of them. I started the Vocabulary today, but alas, I've been working on this all through the night and it's now 4am. So I'm going to bed X_X.

5 March 2010 - I've decided to add already diluted base colors under the Base Color option. This will cause a double up of some genes when paired with the Dilution option. If this is the case, you can refresh again, or consider it a Homozygous Carrying horse. For example: Amber Champagne + Champagne, then this horse would be homozygous for the Champagne gene. Also under the Dilution option, users of this generator have a higher chance of seeing Non-Dilute, because some dilute genes are already included in the Base Color.  A note on Cream and Pearl, Pearl is found on the same Locus as Cream, so a horse could not be Double Cream (CcrCcr) + Pearl (Cpr), or Double Pearl (CprCpr)+ Cream (Ccr). It can hower be Cream + Pearl (CcrCpr), Double Cream (CcrCcr), or Double Pearl (CprCpr), all of which look almost identicle. Additionally I've altered some of these colors to occur more often then others.


Black - the darkest shade for the base color.
Blue Nosed
- has a prominate black muzzle.
Copper Nosed - muzzle is lighter then the rest of the head.
Dappled - small lighter spots along the sides of the horse
Dark - deeper shade then normal, not black.
Dusty - a lighter shade of base color, flat beige
Faded - abnormally lighten color, for instance Black to Brown.
Fading - color lightening with age, weather, or nutrition.
Flaxen - mane and tail are beige to white.
Light - lighter shade then normal
Mealy - soft points of the body are light tan
Medium - standard shade of color
Metallic - light reflects off the body giving it a shimmery appearance
Muddy - also known as Sooty
Non-Fading - horse will not fade with age or season
Off - not exactly true to color. For example "There's something off about that color."
Pale - color lighter then"Light"
Pangare - soft points of the body are light tan
Pumpkin Skinned - the freckled skin caused by the Champagne Gene
Reversed Dappled - small darker spots instead of light ones along the horses sides
Silvery - light reflects off the body giving it a shimmery appearance, may have silver streaks in hair.
Smokey - can be considered Sooty
Spring - bright vibrant coat with dapples
Sooty - darker counter shading falling down the body
Sooty Dappled - darker counter shading falling down the body with lighter spots on the sides
Smutty - darker counter shading falling down the body
Standard - normal shade of color
Summer - faded coat with dapples
Sun Bleached - very faded coat no dapples
Toad Eyed - hair is lighter around the eyes then the rest of the body
True - standard color
Winter - color has lost its lustrous sheen.

Base Color
AmberChampagne - Bay + Champagne
Amber Cream Champagne - Bay + Cream + Champagne
Amber Pearl - Bay + Champagne + Pearl
Apricot Dun - Chestnut (Light) + Dun and typically Mealy and/or Flaxen. Can be False Dunalino
Bay - Self
Beige Dun - Bay (Light) + Dun
Black - Self
Black Buckskin - Black + Cream, Smokey Black
Black and Tan - Seal Brown
Blond Sorrel
- Chestnut + Mealy + Flaxen
Bloody Bay - Sooty + Bay
Blue Black - True Black, reflects Blue
Blue Dun - Blue shade of Grulla
Blue Eyed Cream - Cremello
Blue Silver - Flat Blue Color of Black + Silver
Blue Taffy - Flat Blue Color of Black + Silver
Brown - Self
Brown Black - And Off-Black color, or very dark Seal Brown
Brown Chestnut - Liver Chestnut, Chestnut + Sooty
Brown Silver - Brown + Silver
Brown Skin - Brown + Cream
Brown Taffy - Brown + Silver
Buckskin - Bay + Cream
Buttermilk Buckskin - Bay + Cream, lightest shade
Cactus Chestnut - Bay + Buckskin + Silver
Champagne Buckskin - Bay + Buckskin + Champagne
Cherry Bay - Red Shade of Bay
Cherry Chestnut - Red Shade of Chestnut
Chestnut - Self
Chestnut Taffy - Chestnut, Masking Silver
Chocolate Palomino - Darkest shade of Sooty Palomino
Chocolate Silver - Black + Silver
Chocolate Taffy - Black + Silver
Classic Champagne - Black + Champagne
Classic Cream Champagne - Black + Champagne + Cream
Classic Pearl - Black + 2 Doses of Pearl
Classic Silver - Black + Silver
Claybank Dun - Light Shade of Chestnut + Dun
Copper Buckskin - Deep Shade of Bay + Cream
Copper Chestnut - Shade of Chestnut
Coyote Dun - Bay + Sooty + Dun
Cream - Chestnut + 2 Cream Genes
Cream Dun - 2 Doses of Cream + Chestnut + Dun
Creamy Buckskin - Lighest shade of Bay + Dun + Cream
Cremello - 2 doeses of Cream on Chestnut
Dilute Black - Black + Cream
Domestic Wild Bay - Bay + Black Points that fade in the middle of the cannons
Dove Dun - Sooty + Dun + Black
Dove Grulla - Sooty + Dun + Black
Dunalino - Chestnut + Cream + Dun
Dunskin - Bay + Dun + Cream
Fawn Palomino - Chestnut + Sooty + Silver + Cream
Gold Bay - Shade of Bay
Gold Champagne - Chestnut + Champagne
Gold Cream Champagne - Chestnut + Champagne + Cream
Golden Buckskin - Shade of Bay + Cream
Golden Chestnut - Shade of Chestnut
Golden Dun - Shade of Bay + Dun
Golden Palomino - Bright Shade of Palomino
Golden Pearl - Chestnut + 2 Pearl Genes
Honey Bay - Light Shade of Bay + Mealy
Isabelo - Lightest Shade of Palomino
Ivory Champagne - Chestnut + 2 Creams + Champagne
Ivory Pearl - Chestnut + Chapmagne + Cream + Pearl
Jet Black - Self
Lemonsilla - Silver + Bay + Cream, horse appears to be a dirty Gold color
Light Gold Pearl - Light Shade of Chestnut + 2 Pearl Genes
Lilac Dun - Champagne + Brown + Dun
Liver Chestnut - Dark Chestnut
Lobo Dun - Dark SHade of Grulla
Mahogany Bay - Dark Shade of Bay
Mouse Bay - Beige shade of Bay
Mouse Dun - Beige shade of Grulla
Olive Dun - Light Shade of Grulla
Orange Dun - Medium Chesnut shade of Dun
Palomino - Chestnut + Cream
Peanut Butter Dun - Golden Tan color of Bay + Dun
Perlino - Bay + 2 Creams
Pseudo-Albino - Cremello or Perlino
Raven Black - Self
Red Bay - Shade of Bay
Red Chestnut - Shade of Chestnut
Red Dun - Chestnut + Dun
Red Silver - Bay + Silver
Red Taffy - Bay + Silver
Sable Champagne - Brown + Champagne
Sable Cream Champagne - Brown + Cream + Champagne
Sable Dun - Brown + Dun
Sable Pearl - Brown + 2 Pearl Genes
Sandy Bay - Shade of Bay
Seal-Point Dun - Yellow Bay Shade + Dun
Seal Bay - Brown
Seal Brown
- Self
Shaded Grulla - Black + Dun + Counter Shading
Shaded Lobo Dun - Black + Dun + Sooty
Silver Bay - Bay + Silver
Silver Buckskin - Bay + Cream + Silver
Slate Dun - Black + Dun
Sorrel - Chestnut + Mealy and/or Flaxen
Tan Buckskin - Shade of Bay + Cream
Tan Dun - Shade of Bay + Dun
True Wild Bay - Bay with Black points restricted to Fetlocks, or no black on legs
Wheaten-Skinned Buckskin - Bay + Cream + Champagne
Wheaten-Skinned Palomino - Chestnut + Cream + Champagne
White Champagne - A very light shade of Chestnut + Palomino + Chamapgne
White Dun - 2 Creams + Bay + Dun
Wild Bay - Bay with Black points restricted to Fetlocks, or no black on legs
Yellow Buckskin - Light Shade of Bay + Cream
Yellow Chestnut - Light Shade of Chestnut
Yellow Dun - Light Shade of Bay + Dun
Yellow Silver - Bay + Cream + Dun + Silver
Zebra Dun - Bay + Dun

Champagne - This is a Dominate gene, so a horse only needs one dose to cause the Dilution of both hair and skin. The skin is a freckeled pigmented pink all over the body, but most noticible on the head and between the hing legs. This gene will effect both red and black pigment and dilute them. Check out this website for more information on it.

Cream - In a single dose Cream dilutes Red to Gold, and has very little effect if any at all on Black Pigment. Typically red manes and tails are turned White with the cream gene, however there have been some instances where a Palomino horse has a gold mane and tail as well. While in a single dose the skin color remains unchanged, in a double dose it changed to pink and red hair is changed to Cream, while black hair is given an off tan to light brown color. Check out this site to learn more about Double Dilutes.

Dun - This dilution is probally one of the most well known, but least understood of the common dilutions (but that's another story). It is called a dilution gene, because it will dilute the basic body of a horses coat, most noticible on Black, but it even effects Red as well. Other primitive factors that arise from the gene are dorsal striping, and leg baring, there are also a number of other physical features but it's not always seen. Check out this website for more information on Dun.

Pearl -

Mushroom - Is a new dilution currently under research, and is similar to Silver, except it dilutes Red pigment instead. So far it has only been noted on Chestnut based horses, and turns their coat to a light dirty cream to a deep chocolate. Check out this website for its discovery.

Silver - The Silver Dilution is a dominate gene and only effects Balck pigment by changing it to brown on the body and Silver/Flaxen in the mane and tail. Check out this website for more information.

1 Medium Sock - a leg marking.
1 Small Stock - a leg marking.
1 White Corrant - a leg marking.
1 White Stocking - a leg marking.
2 Medium Socks - a leg marking.
2 Small Socks - a leg marking.
2 White Corrents - a leg marking.
2 White Stockings - a leg marking.
3 Medium Socks - a leg marking.
3 Small Socks - a leg marking.
3 White Corrents - a leg marking.
3 White Stockings - a leg marking.
4 Medium Socks - a leg marking.
4 Sabino Stockings & Blaze - link
4 Small Socks - a leg marking.
4 White Stockings - a leg marking.
4 White Stockings & Blazeleg markings & a face marking.
Apron Face - a face marking.
Bald Face - a face marking, a solid white face.
Birdcatcher Spots - link
Blaze - a face marking.
Bonnet Face - a face marking, a solid white face.
Calico Tobiano markings - Seen on Palominos and Buckskins with Tobiano. There are dark patches of color on the diluted coat, but not on the white.
Coon Tail - also called Skunk Tail.
Extream Overo markings - link.
Extream Sabino markings - link.
Extreme Splashed White markings - link.
Extreme Tobiano markings -
Few Leopard Spots -
Frame Overo markings -
Frosted Hips -
Frosted Tips -
Frosty Roan Pattern -
Hip Spots -
Horse is Solid White -
Lacey Blanket -
Large Leopard Spots -
Large Spotted Blanket -
Large White Blanket -
Lightening Strikes -
Manchado Pattern -
Marbled Appaloosa Markings -
Medicine Hat Pattern -
Medium Sabino markings -
Medium Splashed White markings - link.
Medium Spotted Blanket -
Medium Tobiano markings -
Medium White Blanket -
Minimal Overo markings - link.
Minimal Sabino markings -
Minimal Splashed White markings - link.
Minimal Tobiano markings - link.
Morrocan Paint Pattern - link.
Motteling -
Overo & Snow Cap -
Overo markings - link.
Patchy Blankey -
Patchy Roan Markings -
Peacock Spots -
Pintaloosa Markings -
Rabicano Pattern -
Roan -
Roaned Markings -
Sabino & Overo - link.
Sabino-White -
Sabino White Legs -
Sabino markings -
Shadowed Tobiano markings -
Sheilded Tobiano markings - link.
Skunk Tail - link, also called coon tail.
Small Leopard Spots -
Small Spotted Blanket -
Small White Blanket -
Snip - a face marking.
Snip & 2 socks - leg markings & a face marking.
Snow Cap Blanket -
Snowflake Markings -
Solid Color Non-Patterned -
Speckled Appaloosa Markings -
Splash & Near Leopard -
Splash & Overo -
Splash & Sabino -
Splash & Tobiano -
Squaw Mane -
Squaw Tail -
Star - a face marking.
Star & 2 Socks - leg markings & a face marking.
Star & Snip - a face marking.
Star, Stripe & Snip - a face marking.
Stripe - a face marking.
Tobiano & Ink Spot Markings - link.
Tobiano & Sabino - link.
Tobiano & Spotted Blanket -
Tovero Pattern -
Turning Grey - link.
Uneven Leopard Spots -
Varnish Roan -
Warbonet Paint Pattern -
White Face - a face marking.
White Ticking Pattern -
turning Bloodmarked Grey -
turning Bloody-Shouldered Grey -
turning Dappled Grey - link.
turning Fleabitten Grey -
turning Porcelain Grey - link.

Abnormal Dark Patches of Color -
Badger Face - link
Bend Or Spots -
Birdcatcher Spots -
Blue Eyes - link.
Brindle -
Chubari Spots -
Counter Shading -
Curly Hair -
Curly Mane and Tail -
Ermine Spots -
False Dun -
Feathering -
Grease Spots -
Gulastra Plume -
Hairless -
Light Black Dilution -
Manchado -
Mosaic -
One Blue Eye - link.
One Eye Blue & Brown -
Rabicano -
Sabino -
Silver -
Smut Marks -
Splashed White -
Tetrarch Spots -
Tobiano -
White Brindle -
White Lacing -