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The Iceland Horse has a rich variety of colours, probably richer than any other European breed. An Icelandic scholar, Broddi Johannesson, made a study of horse colours mentioned by name in ancient sources, and found them to number no less than 64 varieties. Some of those varieties are not to be found in modern horses.
In his book on the colour varieties of the Iceland Horse today, the statistician and geneticist Stefan Adalstensson numbers 40 kinds, the dominant basic colours being black, bay, and red. There are of course many nuances to the 40 colour varieties named by him, but many of these don’t have specific names. Altogether some 100 colour combinations are to be found in the present-day Iceland Horse.
According to Stefan Adalstensson, black may be said to be the archetype of all colours, so that other colour varieties can be developed from black, directly or indirectly. Black can change in many ways, and its derivative colours can also change into new colours. These mutations are governed by complex genetic laws.

Ice har flyttet til hans nye hjem/ Ice has moved to his new home (30.11.13)

Ice Illusion of Canis Borealis, 3 mnd., flyttet til hans nye hjem  i går. Vi ønsker masse lykke til! 
Nå føles det tomt i huset uten valper.... og Flora savner sin lekekamerat.....
 
Ice Illusion of Canis Borealis, 3 months, moved to his new home yesterday. We wish good luck!
It feels empty in the house without puppies.....and Flora misses her little friend....
 

Marzipan har funnet sitt nye hjem/ Marzipan has found his new home (23.11.13)

 Marzipan Gold og Canis Borealis ("Charlie") kom i går til sitt nye hjem i Sverige. Vi har fått disse bildene med rapporten fra hans nye "mamma" at han har funnet seg til rette der; han spiser og leker og sover bra. Vi ønsker lykke til!
 
Marzipan Gold of Canis Borealis ("Charlie") come yesterday to his new home in Sweden. We have got those pictures with information from his new "mom" that he likes him selv there; he eats, plays with other dogs and sleeps good. We wish good luck!

Marzipan er midlertidig hos oss / Marzipan is with us for a meanwhile

 Marzipan Gold of Canis Borealis er nå hos oss. Kjøperen er blitt alvorlig syk slik at hun ikke kunne ha ham lenger. Vi finner et nytt hjem til gutten, men frem til han flytter bor han hos oss. Marzipan ("Charlie") er 8 måneder gammel nå. Han kommer overens med våre hunder. Han er en veldig snill og god gutt.
 

Ice er fortsatt til salgs! / Ice is still for sale! (02.11.13)

Ice er alene nå og savner søstera si litt. Han er fortsatt til salgs! Ta gjerne kontakt for en prat :) 

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