Homozygous Black Arabian Stallion Standing
Breeder of Black & Homozygous Black Arabians
Breezy Acres Arabians
The Elusive Black Arabian...
Currently, less than 3% of registered Arabians are Black. Of that, only a small number are stallions and of those stallions, VERY few are Homozygous Black. If you are interested in the allure of a Black Arabian, know that color lies deeper than the coat you see.
To understand the significance of Homozygous Black, please read on:
Horse color is most easily understood if you think about it as a series of building blocks. All horses, on the most basic level, are one of two pigment colors; red or black. All other colors you see, such as bay or palomino, are modified versions of these two base colors.
Black is dominant. Red is recessive. The Black and Red pigment genes, also called the "E" Genes, are symbolized as follows;
Each horse possesses one pair of "E" (Extension) genes or "basic pigment color genes". The offspring that results from the mating of two horses inherits one basic pigment color gene from each parent. There is a DNA-based test called the Red Factor Test. This test determines which genes are present.
Both the Sire and Dam of Faheem Al Maas were tested "EE" (Homozygous Black), thus making Faheem Homozygous Black.
In a nutshell...
A Homozygous Black (EE) can only pass on the dominant "E", black gene, while the Heterozygous Black (Ee) is able to pass on either the dominant black gene "E" or the recessive red gene "e". A horse must inherit the recessive "e" gene from each parent to be red.
Thus, it is genetically impossible for a Homozygous Black to produce a red foal since there is no recessive red "e" gene to pass on.
Therefore, if you are interested in breeding for a beautiful foal that is also Black, a Homozygous Black (like Faheem Al Maas), becomes an integral part of the equation.
A Note on Color: Black and Homozygous Black Foals are born a mousy-grey to a mousey-brown color. It is when they shed their foal coat that they begin to show their true Black color. To see what we mean, just have a look at Faheem's video (the sire of the foals). There, you can view him as a foal and see how his coat color progressed.
We offer Color Guarantees for foals sired by Faheem Al Maas.
If you have any questions regarding any of the above information or what color your foal could be, out of your mare and sired by
Faheem Al Maas (Homozygous Black), please do not hesitate to email us.
* If you would like more information on horse color genetics, please see Equine Color Genetics by D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD, published by Iowa State University Press, 1996.
If you want Type that can Trot, we have it Tall with level-headed Temperament ...all in Homozygous Black color!