Originally Posted by irisheyes12
Same goes for people who keep stallions solely because they are homozygous or some "exotic" color. Without the personality, conformation and potential to do SOMETHING (halter, performance...) you don't have breeding material.
This is so true...When looking for a future stallion to breed our mare SS/AI to, I looked through hundreds of homozygous stallions to find only a handful that had excellent conformation, pedigree, performance record, and progeny record. The homozygous factored seemed to be valued above all else!
I don't know if I am against the design a foal idea because if someone is willing to pay for it (as opposed to breeding whatever they have in the backyard) I would think they would be putting a lot of thought and research into it.