New genetic info thanks to
There are some Tekes that have white markings that could be seen as frame or splash (also these genes cause the horses to have blue eyes) while there IS a genetic test for Frame there is Not a test for splash. The Pure bred tekes with this markings have been tested and are a negative for frame so that means (by reason) they can carry splash. This new pattern has been added to the acceptable registeries.
While the breed does not have the dun gene (or at least the dun we know of " the dun as we know it, dilutes the body as well." But they do sometimes have primitive marks of unknown origin. i personally have seen photos on Tekes with dun like markings and they are described in text about the breed both present and past writings. I've decided (thanks to JN's confirmation) to place these 'dun like markings' into the registry untill further notice these markings will be counted as unknown gene that may or may not be passed on like brindle markings are
I have been under the impression that tekes could be champagne and dun. BUT thanks to DDS's extensive research, I've been corrected. NO Champagnes or Dun exist in the breed. Please forgive me and i'll be sure to go back through the registry and help those who I've accidentally mislead correct their studs and mares. SO this also means no Grulla since it's made with dun..This is a realistic Teke group, no pink hair, piercings, etc etc etc. when in doubt ask
Golden (like a buckskin without the black points or stripe)
patterns allowed are Rabicano, and Sabino
Splash, and primitive 'dun like' markings of unknown origin NO silver, Champagnes,Dun, or pearl genes in this breed.
Fine head carried high on a long, thin neck.
eyes are large, almond shape, and hooded for protection from desert sands
ears are long with shape and usually perked alertly
Mane and tail is often sparse and sometimes don't have a forelock
sloping shoulder and deep, wide chest. A thin frame that's 'greyhound' like.
thin skinned and very sensitive. Usually calm, but easily aroused. They are described as bonding to owners like a dog would. Loyal and willing to please the person they feel close to.
highly regarded for their speed, stamina, comfortable gaits, and trainability.
Their action has free-flowing moves and a soft gliding, elastic stride.
The Akhal-Teke shows natural collection at slow gaits, floating above the ground at the trot. They are very comfortable to ride without being gaited.
and more, most English sports.