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The Fjord horse or Norwegian Fjord Horse (fjordhest) is a relatively small but very strong horse breed from the mountainous regions of western Norway. [1]

49 relations: Allele, Bay (horse), Bend-Or spots, Black (horse), Breed registry, Breed standard, Charge (heraldry), Chestnut (coat), Combined driving, Cream gene, Cropout, Crossbreed, Dilution gene, Dominance (genetics), Draft horse, Driving (horse), Dun gene, Eid, Norway, Equine coat color, Equine coat color genetics, Equine conformation, Equine-assisted therapy, Faroe pony, Feathering (horse), Foundation stock, Geneticist, Gloppen, Gray (horse), Grullo, Horse breed, Horse markings, Icelandic horse, Mane (horse), Misnomer, Nordfjord, Norway, Norwegian language, Pangaré, Point coloration, Pony, Primitive markings, Sport horse, Sure-footedness, Vikings, Western Norway, Withers, Working animal, World War II, Zygosity.


An allele is a variant form of a given gene.

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Bay (horse)

Bay is a hair coat color of horses, characterized by a reddish-brown body color with a black mane, tail, ear edges, and lower legs.

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Bend-Or spots

Bend-Or spots (or Ben d'Or, Smuts, or Grease Spots) are a type of spotted marking found on horses.

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Black (horse)

Black is a hair coat color of horses in which the entire hair coat is black.

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Breed registry

A breed registry, also known as a herdbook, studbook or register, in animal husbandry and the hobby of animal fancy, is an official list of animals within a specific breed whose parents are known.

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Breed standard

A breed standard (also called bench standard or standard of points) in animal fancy and animal husbandry is a set of guidelines which is used to ensure that the animals produced by a breeder or breeding facility conform to the specifics of the standardized breed.

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Charge (heraldry)

In heraldry, a charge is any emblem or device occupying the field of an escutcheon (shield).

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Chestnut (coat)

Chestnut is a hair coat color of horses consisting of a reddish-to-brown coat with a mane and tail the same or lighter in color than the coat.

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Combined driving

Combined driving (also known as horse driving trials) is an equestrian sport involving carriage driving.

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Cream gene

The cream gene is responsible for a number of horse coat colors.

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A cropout, crop-out or crop out is a horse with body spots, including pinto or leopard complex spotting, or "high white" horse markings, with a sire and dam who both appeared to have been solid-colored.

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A crossbreed is an organism with purebred parents of two different breeds, varieties, or populations.

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Dilution gene

Dilution gene is a popular term for any one of a number of genes that act to create a lighter coat color in living creatures.

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Dominance (genetics)

Dominance in genetics is a relationship between alleles of one gene, in which the effect on phenotype of one allele masks the contribution of a second allele at the same locus.

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Draft horse

A draft horse (US), draught horse (UK and Commonwealth) or dray horse (from the Old English dragan meaning "to draw or haul"; compare Dutch dragen and German tragen meaning "to carry" and Danish drage meaning "to draw" or "to fare"), less often called a carthorse, work horse or heavy horse, is a large horse bred to be a working animal doing hard tasks such as plowing and other farm labor.

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Driving (horse)

Driving, when applied to horses, ponies, mules, or donkeys, is a broad term for hitching equines to a wagon, carriage, cart, sleigh, or other horse-drawn vehicle by means of a harness and working them in this way.

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Dun gene

The dun gene is a dilution gene that affects both red and black pigments in the coat color of a horse.

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Eid, Norway

Eid is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.

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Equine coat color

Horses exhibit a diverse array of coat colors and distinctive markings.

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Equine coat color genetics

Equine coat color genetics determine a horse's coat color.

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Equine conformation

Equine conformation evaluates the degree of correctness of a horse's bone structure, musculature, and its body proportions in relation to each other.

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Equine-assisted therapy

Equine-assisted therapy (EAT) encompasses a range of treatments that involve activities with horses and other equines to promote human physical and mental health.

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Faroe pony

The Faroe pony, Faeroes pony, or Faroese horse, (Føroyska rossið in Faroese) is a small pony, with a height between.

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Feathering (horse)

Feathering is the long hair on the lower legs of some breeds of horses and ponies.

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Foundation stock

Foundation bloodstock or foundation stock are animals that are the progenitors, or foundation, of a new breed (or crossbreed or hybrid), or of a given bloodline within such.

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A geneticist is a biologist who studies genetics, the science of genes, heredity, and variation of organisms.

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Gloppen is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.

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Gray (horse)

Gray or grey is a coat color of horses characterized by progressive silvering of the colored hairs of the coat.

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Grulla is the color of horses in the dun family, characterized by tan-gray or mouse-colored hairs on the body, often with shoulder and dorsal stripes and black barring on the lower legs.

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Horse breed

A horse breed is a selectively bred population of domesticated horses, often with pedigrees recorded in a breed registry.

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Horse markings

Markings on horses usually are distinctive white areas on an otherwise dark base coat color.

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Icelandic horse

The Icelandic horse is a breed of horse developed in Iceland.

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Mane (horse)

The mane is the hair that grows from the top of the neck of a horse or other equine, reaching from the poll to the withers, and includes the forelock or foretop.

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A misnomer is a name or term that suggests an idea that is known to be wrong.

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Nordfjord (Northern fjord—in contrast to Sunnfjord) is a traditional district of Norway.

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Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

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Norwegian language

Norwegian (norsk) is a North Germanic language spoken mainly in Norway, where it is the official language.

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Pangaré is a coat trait found in some horses that features pale hair around the eyes and muzzle and underside of the body.

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Point coloration

Point coloration refers to animal coat coloration with a pale body and relatively darker extremities, i.e. the face, ears, feet, tail, and (in males) scrotum.

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A pony is a small horse (Equus ferus caballus).

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Primitive markings

Primitive markings are a group of hair coat markings and qualities seen in several equine species, including horses, donkeys, and asses.

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Sport horse

A sport horse or sporthorse is a type of horse, rather than any particular breed.

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Sure-footedness refers to the ability, especially when hiking or mountain climbing, to negotiate difficult or rough terrain safely.

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Vikings (Old English: wicing—"pirate", Danish and vikinger; Swedish and vikingar; víkingar, from Old Norse) were Norse seafarers, mainly speaking the Old Norse language, who raided and traded from their Northern European homelands across wide areas of northern, central, eastern and western Europe, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries.

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Western Norway

Western Norway (Vestlandet, Vest-Norge, Vest-Noreg) is the region along the Atlantic coast of southern Norway.

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The withers is the ridge between the shoulder blades of an animal, typically a quadruped.

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Working animal

A working animal is an animal, usually domesticated, that is kept by humans and trained to perform tasks.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Zygosity is the degree of similarity of the alleles for a trait in an organism.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fjord_horse

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