Why would you want to breed a horse of an interesting color and add a graying gene just so that color goes away? I am confused.
Dont be ...
Winner is a World Class stallion that competed in the GP's over in Europe and represented his country in a Nations Cup in Germany in the late '90's. His VERY limited offspring have also succeeded and won and placed at major GP's in Europe as well
I have always said that I HATED and had little regard for those who bred for colour and nothing else and that if their offspring werent palomino or buckskin or smoky black no one would want them if they were plain bay or chestnut. To that end, I am breeding for a superior, athletic, correct individual that will have a market regardless of whatever colour it comes out and then if it has a neat colour and / or interesting markings - so much the better, but that is not the sole reason for my pairings - to get "colour"
So this will be one of those foals that "sneaks in under the radar" in future years in the breeding shed, if that is the career path it ends up taking.
Buckskin and palomino foals will start popping out of this "grey" horse and will leave people scratching their heads wondering how the heck THAT happened!
But Winner is the absolute best breeding choice I could make for this mare and I have to put his grey colour completely aside in my decision