Certainly! Lauren Efford of Goldhope Farm in PA and Kathy St. Martin both have perlinos, and other breeders have produced them here as well. There are several cremello sport horse stallions standing in the U.S.
Last edited by dianehalpin; Jan. 8, 2013 at 01:45 PM.
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It is not uncommon...it may be untested for and not deliberately bred for but it is not uncommon. A lot of dilutions can be found together as people didn't really know what they had so the various dilutions were often bred together. That is how many were found to not be what they were thought to be...you would get unexpected results. Pearl, champagne, dun, silver dapple and cream are often found entwined but are each seperate inheritances and affects color in different ways.
Barlink is the QH who was first discovered to have that gene, and it was even first called the Barlink gene. He's got several Pearl carrier sons standing here. And that line is just the tip of the (small) iceberg
It exists here in various Iberian breeds as well
It's a very neat gene
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