Western Australian Buckskin Association Inc.

The Registry for Buckskin, Cremello, Dun, Palomino & Perlino horses in WA.

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Cremello & Perlino Registry WA             (  Page under construction)      

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Cremello & Perlino Horses

Cremello and Perlino horses have two copies of the cream gene, which means they are double dilutes.  They both have pigmented pink skin and blue eyes, coats of a light cream colour which may appear white but is not truly white. There are many misconceptions regarding a cream horse, for example that they are albinos - this is not correct.  A cream horse still has pigment in its skin, hair and eyes as even when there are two cream genes present in the horse the gene only makes the colour lighter and will not totally remove it. Cremello and Perlino can still have white markings and only on these white markings is there a lack of pigment which is no different to any other coloured horse with white markings, thus making sunburn and skin cancers no more of a risk than any other coloured horse. Albinism is caused by two recessive genes, meaning each parent must have carried a recessive gene for albinism in order for the offspring to be albino. One copy of the gene has no effect on coat colour which is in total contrast to the cream gene as it is an incomplete dominant - meaning a horse with one copy of the cream gene will exhibit characteristics of that gene, for example buckskins and palominos. One copy of the cream gene will lighten the base coat colour as in buckskins and palominos and two copies of the cream gene will lighten the coat colour even further as in cremello and perlino.

There has never been a documented case of albinism in horses!

Cremello

A Cremello horse, is the result of both parents carrying at least one cream gene acting on a chestnut base coat. They can have a very pale to off white coat colour right up to a richer pale palomino colour with a white or cream mane and tail. The only way to breed a cremello is to breed two parents who carry the cream gene such as palomino, buckskin, cremello or perlino.  A cremello bred to any other coloured horse will result in a 100% chance of the offspring having the cream gene.

Perlino

A Perlino horse, is the result of both parents carrying at least one cream gene acting on a bay/brown or black base coat. They have a cream coloured body generally lighter than their mane and tail which may have a reddish tinge along with their legs.  The only way to breed a perlino is to breed two parents who carry the cream gene, and as with the cremello, a perlino bred to any other coloured horse will result in 100% chance of the offspring carrying the cream gene.

This table outlines the colours needed to breed a cremello or perlino foal and the average probability of getting one.

Parent 1

Parent2

%chance Perlino

%chance Cremello

 

Buckskin (EE)

Buckskin (Ee)

Palomino

Palomino

25

12.5

0

12.5

Buckskin (EE)

Buckskin (Ee)

Buckskin (Ee)

Buckskin (Ee)

25

12.5

0

12.5

Buckskin (EE)

Buckskin (Ee)

Cremello

Cremello

50

25

0

25

Palomino

Cremello

0

50

Palomino

Palomino

Perlino (EE)

Perlino (Ee)

50

25

0

25

Cremello

Cremello


Perlino (EE)

Perlino (Ee)

100

50

0

50


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