Similar to a cremello, but acts genetically a bay base coat with two dilute genes. Eyes are usually blue. Mane, tail and points are not black, but are usually darker than the body coat, generally a reddish or rust color, not to be confused with a red dun.
Perlino is caused by the horse having the genes E- A- CcrCcr, with - meaning either E/e or A/a.

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