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post #11 of 45 Old 02-04-2013, 04:23 PM
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That's exactly what it is Glynnis.

And FYI for everyone... The original post was posted in 2007...
Don't see how it makes a difference. People are still replying! :)
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post #12 of 45 Old 02-04-2013, 04:25 PM
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I too am a breeder and no one cares what color the horse is. First question is normally what has the dam done. How much earnings does she have as most of the time they know the stallion. Color does not affect how a horse will perform so buyers do not care much. Only time you will see someone who might be interested is if the horse is double reg. That give them AQHA and APHA to show in but most of the time they do not even care there as that is more of an area for practice then actually showing.
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post #13 of 45 Old 02-04-2013, 04:34 PM
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Totally agree ... but as a breeder, the color of the horse directly affects the paycheck he brings home to ME. Many buyers seem to care quite a lot.
That's so true. I was just speaking from my own opinion. I don't breed horses, so my view is slanted.
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post #14 of 45 Old 02-04-2013, 04:55 PM
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I agree with both NRHA and Lilac.

My stallion is AA EE, I like that he won't throw sorrel, but I don't like that he is limted to very few colors.

While color does help make a people look at a horse I always know if I had a real nice sorrel and a not so nice buckskin my sorrel would sell first into a performance home.
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post #15 of 45 Old 02-04-2013, 08:41 PM
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I agree with both NRHA and Lilac.

My stallion is AA EE, I like that he won't throw sorrel, but I don't like that he is limted to very few colors.

While color does help make a people look at a horse I always know if I had a real nice sorrel and a not so nice buckskin my sorrel would sell first into a performance home.
Well spoken. In this market.. it would serve people well not to be so Black and White. What sells is what drives the market. You CAN have both color AND performance.
I, personally-- love the diversity of colors.. to have both color and conformation.. is just icing on the cake.
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post #16 of 45 Old 02-05-2013, 03:48 PM
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I agree with both NRHA and Lilac.

My stallion is AA EE, I like that he won't throw sorrel, but I don't like that he is limted to very few colors.

While color does help make a people look at a horse I always know if I had a real nice sorrel and a not so nice buckskin my sorrel would sell first into a performance home.
Of course, quality, conformation, good breeding (Foundation, for me), and performance mentality must all be there before I start to look at color ... but after breeding for so many years, I've honed the herd to a point where they really meet my standards, and I have the luxury of playing colors now.

My perlino King Fritz mare is AA EE Cr/Cr - so, nothing but buckskins (or perlinos) from her. Buckys don't sell as well as palominos, but the quality she gives me is PRIMO - and she ticks all the other boxes, as well. She is one of my star mares, and I really treasure her <3

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I too am a breeder and no one cares what color the horse is. First question is normally what has the dam done. How much earnings does she have as most of the time they know the stallion. Color does not affect how a horse will perform so buyers do not care much. Only time you will see someone who might be interested is if the horse is double reg. That give them AQHA and APHA to show in but most of the time they do not even care there as that is more of an area for practice then actually showing.
Perhaps your buyers don't care - but my experience (I live in Europe) is when the horse looks like this, they care :)


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Take a look at what is standing at stud and what is winning in NRHA and NRCHA. You will see just about every color there is out there winning. It is all about the winning. If they did not win or sire winners no one would give them a second look. Look at Custom Chrome. No real color there. Yet he is one of the top sires. Same with Smart Spook. Then you can go the other direction and get a Gunner. Thing is regardless of which sire you pick you better have the mare line to back it up.
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Perhaps your buyers don't care - but my experience (I live in Europe) is when the horse looks like this, they care :)

It's the same here, Color sells, and as much as horsepeople may not like it.. It is what it is.

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It's the same here, Color sells, and as much as horsepeople may not like it.. It is what it is.

While color may sell at the low end where that is all people are looking at and have a hard time seeing past it. Take a look at the high selling horses over the years on NRHA NRCHA and NCHA. The vast majority of those horses are just plane colors.

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