I had no idea where to put this, and this seemed as good a place as any since a lot of equine breeders are obviously involved with registries.
I did some research but can't seem to find an answer, I didn't find anything on the APHA website, but maybe I didn't look hard enough?
Does anybody have any idea what the rules are on registering foals from deceased parents? I recently purchased a 2 year old unregistered Paint filly, and when I inquired about registering her, the owner said she can't be registered because her sire died and his papers have been turned in already.
But this confuses me - if a proper breeding report was done, why on earth should it matter if he died? The breeding report should show that X stallion was bred to X mare in 2006, and the resulting 2007 foal was never registered, shouldn't it?
So I'm curious if this is actually a rule and the reasoning behind it, or if I'm being hogwashed because of some fishy circumstances?