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Color Genes
[Aa/AA]
Agouti
This gene restricts black pigment to a horse's lower legs, mane, and tail. This means that while a chestnut horse can carry the dominant Agouti gene, the bay coloration will only be visible on a horse that carries one extension gene. If a horse is recessive for the agouti gene they will appear black if they carry one dominant E gene, if the horse is recessive for both extension and agouti they will appear chestnut.
[Ee/EE] Extension This gene is responsible for deciding whether the horse will be red or black. A horse with at least one extension gene and one agouti gene will result in a variation of bay. Horses that are homozygous for Extension will produce foals that have bay or black based coats and will never produce a chestnut foal.
[Gg/GG]
Grey
This gene is responsible for a whitish or roan look on horses. When first born horses usually appear solid in color but as they age they will lose their original pigment as the whitish hairs grow in. Horses on FFH may grey out slow or fast depending upon the gene they received. Homozygous greys will always produce grey offspring. Grey will also override any other coat color, so make sure to look at the genes!
[CRcr/CRCR] Cream This gene is an incomplete dominant. This means that a single dominant allele will have a different effect than two dominant alleles. If one copy of the cream gene is active, it produces a beautiful golden pigment (buckskins/palominos), if two cream genes are active on a horse it produces a double dilute (perlino, cremello, smoky cream). Horses that are homozygous for cream will always produce buckskin, palomino, or smoky black offspring.
[Rr/RR]
Roan
This gene causes white hairs to grow into the normal coat of a horse while leaving the head, legs, mane and tail a solid color. This is not to be confused with grey! Horses on FFH that are homozygous for roan will always produce roan offspring and appear more white on the body. Horses with one copy of the gene can still appear roan as either light or moderate.
[Dd/DD]
Dun
This gene is responsible for "primitive"-like markings on a horse. You can tell a horse is a dun by its dorsal stripe, leg barring, shoulder stripe, ear barring, forehead spider-webbing, and a face mask. Horses that are homozygous for dun will always produce dun offspring.
[Zz/ZZ]
Silver
This gene causes the mane and tail of a horse to appear light in color despite its actual coat color, giving it a striking appearance. Highly sought after, these horses usually tend to sell high. To maintain silver rarity, Lethal Silver Syndrome was introduced. Breeding two silver horses together can result in a dead foal, an injured mare, or both. Breeding two silvers together is not recommended! Chestnuts will not express a silver coat!
[CHch/CHCH]
Champagne
This gene is responsible for lightening a horse's coat similar to the cream gene. Although similar to the cream and dun dilutions, the Champagne gene has certain characteristics that distinguish it from other dilutions, such as having mottled or pink skin near its eyes and mouth. They also have hazel eyes. To maintain Champagne rarity, Lethal Champagne Syndrome has been introduced recently. Breeding two champagne horses together can result in a dead foal, an injured mare, or both. Breeding two champagnes together is not recommended!
Crossing Colors
Color transference on FFH is not straight-forward as real life. Crossing a single cream to a non-cream will not make it 50% cream and 50% non-cream chance, the chance of getting an uncommon or rare color is lower. The current rarest color is champagne followed by silver and dun.
Reloading Horse Pages
All horses need to have images reloaded at 2 years old to show their adult coat and markings. Greys need to have their images reloaded YEARLY. You can click the reload button from a horse's page and then refresh their page to see the updated image. You may need to hard refresh (CTRL+F5) if a regular refresh does not work for you.
What are Modifiers?
Modifiers are genes that have multiple alleles present that are (usually) co-dominant to one another. A horse with a modifier will usually display a trait that is distinctly different from a horse without a modifier. The presence of an "m" means a modifier is present on one allele. An "M" means it is present on both alleles. In most cases, the modifier must be present on all dominant alleles in the gene to show up. In other words, a homozygous gene must have an "M" modifier to be impacted by it, while a heterozygous gene only needs an "m" modifier. A modifier can also be attached to a recessive gene. In those cases, the horse is typically a carrier - meaning the modifier is not visually present but can be passed on.
Modifiers
Extension+M1 Extension with a(n) M1 modifier turns the coat to a Flaxen Chestnut. The gene expresses itself by making the mane and tail lighter on a chestnut coat.
Extension+M2 Extension with a(n) M2 modifier turns the coat to a Liver Chestnut. The gene expresses itself by making the coat a reddish-darkbrown appearance, though not to be mistaken for a dark bay!
Agouti+M1 Agouti with a(n) M1 modifier turns the coat into a Dark Bay.
Agouti+M2 Agouti with a(n) M2 modifier turns the coat into a Wild Bay. This gene expresses itself by restricting most of the black pigment only to the horses' fetlock. Normal bays and dark bays the black pigment reaches all the way to the knee-caps.
Grey+M1 Grey with a(n) M1 modifier turns the coat into a Fleabitten Grey. Fleabitten greys have red speckling through-out its coat giving its namesake appearance.

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Yesterday at 11:06 am
You may now add colts of any age to your favorite studs list.
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01/09/21 1:24 pm
Hype no longer reduces Rest.
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01/08/21 8:29 pm
Bonuses/penalties for early/late entry have been removed. You may now enter on whatever day suits your schedule without suffering consequences!
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12/15/20 8:58 pm
Series race pools will not run until 10:00pm tomorrow night. Meet A will still be running as scheduled otherwise.
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12/06/20 8:07 pm
Training and entering are down for maintenance.
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11/29/20 4:20 pm
We're ringing in some holiday cheer with a new contest! More details can be found on the forum.
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11/27/20 4:01 pm
MII qualifications have been adjusted.
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11/21/20 11:54 pm
Seeing as a lot of people are still trying to finish up barns, rollover is being postponed by 1 hour and will start at 2:00am. The site will be down an extra hour, until 4:00am.
Issa (#1)
11/19/20 3:17 pm
Performance Distinction now rewards Legacy, but no longer adds an extra foal slot to males.
Issa (#1)
11/19/20 1:55 pm
Legacy now always adds 3 slots, up to a maximum of 25 foal slots for stallions. Victor's Blade now always adds 5 slots, up to a maximum of 30 foal slots.
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11/19/20 1:27 pm
The durability of Happyball and Slurpit has been reduced to 3 months.
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11/14/20 9:38 am
Words of wisdom: As always, I suggest not getting too far into matching until the dust settles! (Or be prepared to make a few changes if needed.)
Issa (#1)
11/13/20 9:20 pm
Horse Trader prices have been reduced. The HT also stocks 2yo Thoroughbreds again.
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11/13/20 1:28 pm
Race entering will be unavailable after January rollover.
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11/12/20 6:12 pm
The Exercise page will be closed for maintenance after the January rollover. We do not yet have an ETA for when it will reopen.
Issa (#1)
11/02/20 5:10 pm
Problems with WCF qualifications have been resolved. Unqualified horses which had already entered the races have been scratched.
Issa (#1)
11/01/20 12:29 pm
Mares who do not receive their second checkup will no longer miscarry at the yearly rollover. Instead, their foals will be more likely to suffer from genetic defects.
Issa (#1)
10/29/20 3:24 pm
Does your horse dream of being a unicorn? Or maybe they're prowling for their purrever pride? Either way, we've got you covered! Trot on over to check out the two newest new backgrounds: Boonicorn and Rainboo Purrade! You can buy them as singles, infinites, or in the Rainboos & Boonicorns infinite bundle!
Issa (#1)
10/27/20 8:08 pm
Hearthstones are now functional!
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10/26/20 7:08 pm
Trophies have been awarded for all series races from (at least) Y40 to present. This includes: individual CC races, individual TT races, MSF, ES, ISHC, BF/IF, and IQ.
Issa (#1)
10/26/20 1:52 pm
If you had one of the Horse Trader horses that was removed due to a bug this morning, post in the Modbox with the total amount spent and number of Trader Tickets used.
Issa (#1)
10/25/20 10:08 pm
Two new spooky backgrounds are available in the Pro Shop! Boo Sheet and Once In A Boo Moon are two variations of the same background. (One with a costume for your horse; one without!) If you want both you can purchase them in the Dejaboo bundle. (Forewarning: There may also be another background coming soon.)
Issa (#1)
10/25/20 3:40 pm
Yearling buddies who are not fed and trained will not provide assigned yearlings any benefits.
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10/25/20 3:40 pm
Horses who are not fed will lose Energy at rollover.
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10/24/20 7:13 pm
Crystal Chalices are now functional!
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10/24/20 5:01 pm
Pastured mares now have reduced miscarriage and stillborn chances in the year they return from pasture.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 3:39 pm
You may now extend pasture from the main page of any horse who is currently on pasture.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 1:49 pm
Stallions have a new SIP icon for 'Sophomore' stallions with less than 10 foals who haven't earned SIP.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 12:34 pm
The item stock at the Golden Apple Orchard has been updated!
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 12:33 pm
The Golden Apple Orchard is now accepting fillies and mares as low as 20 potential (with Business skill). Additionally, trading in fillies/mares currently rewards bonus Golden Apples as well as a Breeding Pass and Vigor.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 11:34 am
Bronze SIP requirements have been reduced to 30 AFP with less than 10 foals and 28 AFP with 10 or more foals. All non-SIP studs are now eligible to test again.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 8:36 pm
Stallions may now be listed for Y43 stud. Beginning this breeding season, you must pay a listing fee to stand them publicly. You can find more details about listing fees in the Handbook.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 4:13 pm
SIP upgrading has been updated. Goldbloods have the same requirements as all other breeds. Bronze now requires 2 MII mares and Silver requires 3 MII mares.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 2:03 pm
Tournaround Medallion has a new use! It will now improve a horse's Steeplechase stat genes, making them a minimum of average quality. Each item may now only be used once.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 12:18 pm
If you transitioned any horses to SC/DT since the news post last night, please PM Flash (#2) on FFH or Discord with the ID#s of all horses.
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10/22/20 10:42 pm
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Issa (#1)
10/22/20 3:35 pm
4yo+ Horse Trader horses purchased by new players now automatically come with maxed Courage and Consistency.
Issa (#1)
10/22/20 12:58 pm
Since we are down to 2 regions, the top 10 Gold Cup finishers will be eligible for World Championship Festival races. Please remember they will still be subject to standard entry pool regulations if any WCF race ends up with over 20 entries.
Issa (#1)
10/22/20 11:30 am
Sugar Cubes now maintain Rest as well as Energy. Their price has been adjusted accordingly and is now 400 PC.
Issa (#1)
10/21/20 9:22 pm
Final submissions for the contest must be sent to me no later than 9:00am tomorrow morning!
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10/21/20 11:44 am
There's a pop-up contest happening on Discord! Easy to enter and everyone wins!
Issa (#1)
10/19/20 12:50 pm
The Rest star has been adjusted to be a little easier to follow. The Rest race note has been updated accordingly.
Issa (#1)
10/16/20 5:46 pm
Registered names automatically lock when a horse is sold through sales or auction.
Issa (#1)
10/15/20 4:40 pm
Steeplechase and Driving Trial transitioning is unavailable until further notice.
Issa (#1)
10/11/20 8:03 pm
Several updates have been made to Partnerships. Only yearlings are eligible for partnerships. The limit of partners per horse is now 10 and the limit per year, per stable, is now 60. The payouts have also been adjusted, as listed on the Partnerships page.
Issa (#1)
10/10/20 1:18 pm
World Championship Festival races are moving to December.
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10/06/20 7:06 pm
Travel outside of region now reduces Rest.
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10/06/20 6:07 pm
Experience gain from races has been adjusted slightly to have a more flexible sliding scale based upon PR.
Issa (#1)
10/04/20 6:27 pm
Horses will be able to enter either region of Gold Cups this year, regardless of where their primary track is located.
Issa (#1)
10/04/20 10:27 am
Y42 Yearling Sales are open for consignment!