We have provided some
helpful links for those of you who want to learn about
Bearly A Diamond does carry the lethal white overo gene, which is also responsible for his beautiful
coat pattern ,and the pattern of some of his get. When
he is crossed with another carrier of the gene, there is
a 25% chance they will produce a lethal white. It is
important to know that this is NOT a disease or defect.
It is a color gene that only produces color when by
itself. Only if Sire and Dam both have the gene, and
BOTH pass on the gene does it result in a Lethal White
Skippers Duplicate has been tested for lethal
white and is ve. Even with his belly spot, he is
safe to breed to any pattern mare, without worry of a
lethal white foal.
We feel that it is an individual
choice and want to provide you with the best information
available. Please visit the following links and if you
have further questions or concerns, contact us anytime!