Do you have a Buckskin, Dun or any of the other Dilute colours listed below you wish to register, or think your horse/pony maybe one of these colours and would like to find out more on how to register it?
Classification is by physical sighting of the horse or photo classification by NBS recognised Classifiers .
For further information regarding classification please go to the 'Contact Page' on our website: nbs.org.au
Click on 'DOWNLOAD' on the right side of your screen to access the Registration Application form or on Registration Fees for fee structure.
The Society has the following categories for Registration:
SECTION A - BUCKSKIN SECTION –
This section caters for Buckskin & Dun coloured horses & ponies.
Adult Registration: Stallions, Mares and Geldings, two years and over, which meet the Society’s classification standards.
Foal Recording: Colts, Fillies and Geldings up to the age of four years, which meet the Society’s classification standards.
Buckskin - A Bay/Brown horse with the cream gene.
Any horse that is not an obvious cream to dark gold buckskin may be DNA tested with the owner's consent and at the owners expense.
The DNA test must test for the cream gene and agouti gene.
Stallions must have proven parentage.
Dun - Any base coloured horse that carries a Dun gene. (not Dun Factoring)
Any horse that has excessive black or red must be DNA tested (Dun Zygosity test)
SECTION B -
This section caters for Double Dilute or Smokey Black & Smokey Cream coloured horses. (DNA tested).
Double Dilute Perlino, Cremello Smokey Cream - must carry 2 cream genes without any other modifying genes. (eg grey/roan)
Black Dilute (Smokey Black) – Black horse with the cream gene. They do not carry the Agouti gene.
SECTION C -
This section caters for any Section A, B or D horse that also carries the Grey, Pinto, Roan, Spotted or Brocken Coloured gene.
SECTION D -
This section caters for Champagne, Pearl and Silver coloured horses.
FAQs for CLASSIFICATION & REGISTRATION -
HOW DO I REGISTER MY BUCKSKIN?
PROCEDURE FOR SECTION A
All horses registered with the National Buckskin Society must be in inspected by NBS Classifiers. This can be done by physical sighting or photo classification. If you would like to present your horse for classification please contact our Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org . If there is any doubt to the horses colour, the horse will need to be DNA tested. If a classifier is required to attend a property for physical sighting or DNA sample collection, the horse owners will incur a cost for travelling expenses. Horses will not be classified if photos are of poor quality.
PROCEDURE FOR SECTION B– Cremello, Perlino and Smokey Black & Smokey Cream.
Same as for Section A horses. Smokey Black horses will require DNA testing.Cremello and Perlino may require DNA testing based on parentage or progeny. This decision will be left to the classifiers discretion.
PROCEDURE FOR SECTION C– Any horse eligible for Registration in Section A, C & D that also carries another gene. Eg. Pinto, Roan, Spotted, Grey)
Same as for Section A, B & D. Grey horses may require DNA testing.
PROCEDURE FOR SECTION D - Champagne, Pearl and Silver coloured horses. (May require DNA testing)
HOW DO I GET MY HORSE DNA TESTED?
Arrangements can be made for an authorized NBS Classifier or Committee member to come and collect a DNA sample at a time that is convenient for both, by contacting the Registrar at email@example.com . Owners can also arrange for DNA samples which can also be collected by a Vet or JP
CAN I COLLECT A DNA SAMPLE FROM MY HORSE?
No. All DNA samples must be collected by an NBS Classifier/Committee Member, a Vet (accompanied by a vet certificate) or a JP.
WHY MUST MY HORSE BE DNA TESTED?
Any horse that is not obviously buckskin, will be DNA tested. Extremely dark coloured horses may be DNA tested. Some horses may be tested based on parentage. This is left to the discretion of the classifier/s.
WHAT IS A BUCKSKIN?WHAT IS A DUN?
A Buckskin coloured horse is a bay/brown horse that also carries a Cream gene.
A Dun coloured horse is any base coloured horse that also carries a Dun gene.
WHAT IS A CHAMPAGNE?
A Champagne coloured horse is any base coloured horse that also carries the Champagne gene
Classic Champagne - Black base horse
Amber champagne - Bay horse
Sable Champagne - Brown horse
Gold Champagne - Chestnut base horse
WHAT IS A PEARL?
A Pearl coloured horse is any base coloured horse that also carries the Pearl gene.
WHAT IS A SILVER?
A Silver coloured horse is any base coloured horse that also carries the Silver gene
Visually affects black pigment only.