Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
To put it simply, a breeding stock Paint is a registered Paint horse without any pinto markings, which is entirely possible. Paint as a breed does not automatically mean a pinto horse. There is no such thing as not being able to register a purebred animal based on color. In Arabians, the sabino gene is a relatively new thing, or at least a relatively new widespread thing and the sabino Arabians cannot be shown in halter - it's considered a deviation from breed standard and not desirable. That doesn't mean they can't be registered.
IF your Paint has a spot on his belly, he should technically be allowed to be registered as a normal Paint as it's blatantly obvious he's carrying a pinto gene then. However, the registry rules change quite often and the people deciding the rules are always light years behind the latest discoveries in color genetics.
I have a friend who has a registered Breeding Stock Paint gelding, and he's obviously sabino - his back legs are splashy almost to his hocks, and he has a big white blaze. But according to registry rules, he doesn't have enough white!
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.