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    01-22-2014, 06:24 PM
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I really adore the look and agility of both the arabian and appaloosa breeds. What do you think of this stallion being bred to either a black or bay arabian? SPOT ON SA, Araappaloosa Stallion in | Appaloosa Horses for Sale
     
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    01-22-2014, 07:07 PM
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THAT is nice looking horse! Its like someone painted an arab like an appy XD.
     
    01-22-2014, 07:15 PM
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Weanling
He is lovely, really shows his arab breeding. I had an Appaloosa/Arab gelding once and he was the most agile horse! Did everything with him, English, Western, jumping, reining, eventing. Won so many Championships with him. He was a spooky horse tho' but that was his only fault.
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    01-23-2014, 12:18 PM
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Yearling
He is a nice stallion, and this is a whole other discussion, but is he completely registered ApHC? If so, that's just a shame, because this is a gorgeous horse but it is not an Appaloosa. Sad how things are today.
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    01-23-2014, 12:22 PM
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I believe appaloosa registry allows crossing with purebred Arabians, just as they do with AQHA, just not as commonly seen
     
    01-23-2014, 12:34 PM
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"Pedigreed Appaloosas must have at least one ApHC-registered parent (sire or dam) classified as Regular (#). The other parent may be registered with the ApHC, or an ApHC-Approved Breed Association: American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), Jockey Club (Thoroughbred), or Arabian Horse Association (AHA or WAHO)."

http://www.appaloosa.com/pdfs/RegistrationFactSheet.pdf

If this stallion's dam was registered with ApHC, he is also registerable if he isn't already.
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    01-23-2014, 12:40 PM
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Foal
Pretty, I feel like going out and buying black and brown hair spray and "spotting" my grey arab to look like him.
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    01-23-2014, 01:22 PM
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Yearling
I know they CAN be registered, but Appaloosas are becoming so diluted from what they originally were it is sad. When I think of an Appy I don't think of a spotted Arab or spotted QH. Don't get me wrong, he IS a nice looking horse but I just have a hard time thinking that he is what Appaloosas are becoming.
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    01-23-2014, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ButtInTheDirt    
I know they CAN be registered, but Appaloosas are becoming so diluted from what they originally were it is sad. When I think of an Appy I don't think of a spotted Arab or spotted QH. Don't get me wrong, he IS a nice looking horse but I just have a hard time thinking that he is what Appaloosas are becoming.
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It started when the appaloosa breed decided to be a color association and opened the registration to cross with other breeds of varying types. Most breeds have this problem with straying from an original type. Breeders can transform a closed breed (AQHA, AHA, etc) by selection of breeding stock and create something so different from the original breeds. There becomes a "type" of horse within a breed, like Halter Quarter Horses, Halter Arabians, and anything else that is bred for a fashion or certain look that has been taken to an extreme. It is not sad that this stallion is registered as appaloosa because it is a color within certain breeds now (similar to APHA), the founders of the registry made it that way. There were pros and cons to their choice, they had a very small gene pool full of genetic problems and chose to be a color with a hopefully healthier and broader gene pool while keeping the color of the appaloosa. We can thank a lot of sources for the deteriated state of the appaloosa breed, but history cannot be undone. The vast majority of registered Appaloosas today have very little of the original breed.

As I see this stallion, he will attract Arabian lovers who want the color of the Appaloosa and the type of the Arabian. I doubt many Appaloosa owners (especially traditional Appaloosa owners/breeders) would desire breeding to him, he is specialized to a certain crowd. Purebred Arabian mares could be bred to him, have a 50% chance to get the leopard gene and still have a typey Arabian cross foal that can be registered half Arab and Appaloosa.
     
    01-23-2014, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by ButtInTheDirt    
I know they CAN be registered, but Appaloosas are becoming so diluted from what they originally were it is sad. When I think of an Appy I don't think of a spotted Arab or spotted QH. Don't get me wrong, he IS a nice looking horse but I just have a hard time thinking that he is what Appaloosas are becoming.
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I'm with you. I like breeds to have a fairly predictable body type and temperament. I do think registries (especially "newer" ones like most of the American breeds) do need to allow outcrossing, but they should also be trying to preserve the characteristics that make that breed what it is. This stallion is gorgeous, and there's certainly a market for him, but Appaloosas generally aren't known for their "snort and blow" (hopefully I'm using the phrase correctly )
     

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