It’s not everyday you see a cremello horse! This color is a sight to be seen. The gorgeous cream coat and icy blue eyes give them a fairy tale appearance. Some even call them unicorns. How is this color produced and what breeds come in it? Find out this and more!
Facts About Cremellos
- A cremello horse has a chestnut base with two cream genes, known as double diluted. If you took one of the cream genes away, you’d have a palomino horse.
- A range of breeds come in this color to include Quarter horses, Miniature horses, Lusitanos, and Saddlebreds to name a few.
- The cremello color is closely related to perlino. The main difference is the base color is bay in perlinos, instead of chestnut. These horse can look so similar that a DNA test may be necessary to find out the true color.
- These horses can experience sunburn easily and may need sun lotion or to be kept inside during the sunny parts of the day.
- They can be characterized as having a white mane and tail, pink skin, a cream to white body, and pale blue eyes.
This color is considered more rare, so when you see a cremello horse make sure to take in its beauty!