I'm sorry, I have a bit of the yuck factor fighting with the more reasonable side of my brain.
So, the one side says, jeez, another pure breed altered! But nothing in life stands still...in the "old days" all Morgans had to be either black or bay. Then came the chestnuts, so that was ok. But no excessive white, like QH rules...
But yes, as I get older, I see & hear of palomino, grey, etc. Other genes have definately been introduced someway, into the registered lines. Sorry, my age is showing, it did not used to be that way.
So, then my other side says...the Morgan breed developed from 1 stallion to a variety of mares, and I have no idea when the stud book was closed. So, I know it is entirely likely that some gaited horses got mixed in.
So, you have "proved" there are some registered gaited Morgans, but I am still sad that there is so much variety.
It used to be that a person could look at a horse & know what breed it was, now Appys look like QH with spots, Morgans can gait & look like a mountain horse (in palomino no less!), heck there are even spotted Arabs!
So, it makes me sad...I mourn for the beautiful, short & stocky versitle solid-colored Morgan of my youth