A critical examination of recent studies on colour inheritance in horses
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- Sturtevant, A.H. Journ. of Gen. (1912) 2: 41. doi:10.1007/BF02981546
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It seems probable that chestnut always breeds true. Therefore the placing ofC (chestnut or yellow) at the bottom of the scale probably represents the condition of nearly all breeds of horses. Epistatic to It isH (black). Next comes, in the breeds studied,B (bay or brown), epistatic to both the preceding.G (gray) is next higher. Next isR (roan), which is probably always evident when present1 and which probably merely causes a sprinkling of white hairs, without otherwise affecting the colour. Finally, we haveW (white).