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post #1 of 11 Old 12-13-2011, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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Define 'breeding stock' in terms of a gelding?

I'm looking at a five year old paint gelding, he's listed as 'breeding stock' unregistered but ready to be, all papers included. He's a palomino, looks like he has splotches of white- but faint, considering his light colour, with one blue eye. I always assumed breeding stock was a term reserved for broodmares, but it's stuck on this gelding's add so I'm a bit curious.

Was going to ask for critiques but the pictures provided aren't great, will definitely be taking him on trial and putting up some pictures and videos for you guys to pick apart! I'm looking at him as a project for a mid-level show horse, HUS and English pleasure to start. He's five, like I said above, has been lightly started walk / trot with a bit of canter- I like that he hasn't been thrown over tonnes of big fences at this age, my current gelding was started over fences at around five (where as my last was started at four, the one I was just leasing even younger) and he's much more sensible about it than they were. I'll be working closely with my trainer, might be re-selling, might be keeping him, not sure yet. They're asking $1500.

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On another note, I heard somewhere there were supplements you could use to make the palomino colour 'richer'- thoughts?

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Means he has paint bloodlines, but no paint markings. Its so they can be registered without passing the white markings. So he is a stock paint horse that has the breeding, but not the color.

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Alright, that's along the lines of what I thought- just wasn't sure. Thank you!
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A Solid colored APHA horse is issued what they use to called breeding stock papers rather that of regular registry.They by pedigree where APHA horses but lacked coloring, but had potential to carry the "paint" genes to produce color. APHA has done a name change & now calls those lacking enough white for regular regisrty ,Solid Paint breds {SPB}.
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post #5 of 11 Old 12-13-2011, 08:50 AM
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Im thinking a chemical with the properties to change my color wouldnt be something I'd wanna eat.
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Haha...although most people know what it means, by any measure, breeding stock is really a stupid designation for a gelding...
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Yeah, "breeding stock" is more of a definition than "breeding". I've seen it used for geldings in ads. But then you can try to breed the gelding, if you will be successful is a different question.

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post #8 of 11 Old 12-13-2011, 10:10 AM
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Also - some APHA shows have specific breeding stock classes.
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Lol Joe, who said anything about chemicals? It was mentioned in another thread but I can't find it, some sort of everyday spice. I'm also curious about special 'shampoos' but I can't imagine them working.

Thanks for the answers, guys.
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Paprika is the I believe what people feed horses to darken color. BUT I also beleive that it will test positive on drug screens for showing.
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