In Sindows, eye color, nail color, and skin color are normally disassociated. Meaning a pale coat doesn't mean pale eyes or pale skin. The introduction of this new gene will add a more 'natural' look to some Sindows. Sindows don't have 'brown' eyes in this case. Their normal eye color ranges from yellow to gold to orange.
If a Sindow is white that doesn't mean it'll have pink skin. A white Sindow may have 'pink' skin without the pigment gene, but the color is actually a shade of pink and will blend when bred. A Sindow with the pigment gene will have pink skin that will not blend. The same goes for nail and eye color. The only way to tell the difference between these Sindows is to look at the Geno.
In Leopard Complex windows with the Pigementation gene, there is a a lot of variety. The eyes may be two different colors depending on the pigment of the skin near the eye. The skin my be grey with pink speckles, it may be mostly pink with grey speckles. It just depends on the type of leopard complex the Sindow is. The nails are always striped.
In paint Sindows (I used splashed white as an example) the pigment gene causes patches in the skin. Depending on the type of paint you have, the Sindow may have no grey or no pink on the face at all. If pink skin surrounds the eye, then the eye is blue to aqua green. If grey surrounds the eye then the eye color is yellow to orange.
Chestnut, bay (including wild type and seal), and black have dark pigmentation. The skin can range from a dark almost black color to a light grey. The eyes always range from yellow to orange. Unless acted upon by a hidden gene, then the eyes are never blue.
Champagne Sindows are dilutions as well, but the skin is only pink in it's lighter expressions. The eyes are only hazel or green. The mottled skin is sometimes the only way to tell between it's pearl and double cream counter parts.
Pearl is not addressed in the chart, but it's works the same as Champagne, Cream, and Double Cream. The eyes may be blue, but they are only green to hazel in Champagne Sindows.
Cream Sindows have only one cream dilution, so the skin is lighter, but not diluted totally. So, a palomino still has grey skin. Smokey black has dark skin and so does buckskin. In Cremello, which is a palomino with two cream genes, the skin is pink and the eyes are blue. Smokey cream Sindows may have skin that's not as pink, but they still have blue eyes. Perlino Sindow's have pink skin and blue eyes as well.
If a Sindow has dark pigmented skin and has white markings on the back legs or face, then the skin will be pink and not dark. If the Sindow has pink pigmented skin already, then there will be no difference in skin. The coat will be the only way to tell.
*White markings do not effect the skin of normal Sindows. They will only effect Sindows with the pigmentation gene.
The pigmentation gene is rare and needs two recessive copies to work.
: No pigmentation, no carry
: No pigmentation, carries
: no pigmentation, small chance of passing on. (about 5%)
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