Originally Posted by nrhareiner
I have yet to see a quality Toby and very very very few double dilutes. I can think if 2 that I would even consider.
I would only consider the colored one if it was the same price. I would not give you more b/c of the color. Not worth it. At the end of the day it will bring no more in.
I don't think you can honestly say you havent seen a quality Tobiano... maybe not in reining, but certainly in other events ;)
You're in a sport where color absolutely doesn't make a difference, but in some it does. What if you were into pleasure paints? It would be a big disappointment to get a solid/BS foal. They are worth pennies. Or if you were breeding Apps its really a bummer when you have a non-characteristic foal. The stallion I bred to last year is one of the top all-arounders out there. My foal from him was solid, non-characteristic- the first he's had since the owners have owned him go figure! I had a waiting list of people wanting that foal if it had color. I had to practicaly give it away simply because it didn't qualify for the REGISTRY.
So yeah, within a discipline like yours color absolutely doesn't matter but by golly in other venues it does.
(and some just the opposite- hunters do NOT want color)