Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
• Horses: 0
I love that you don't want to just accept any stud just because he has the 'pweety' colour you want. You are being selective on colour, which some people might tell you is stupid, but you are being smart about it. This is the situation in which I have no problem with people breeding for colour - you are checking all the important boxes such as conformation etc.
As for colour, tobiano is a fun one. Even a homozygous tobiano can have minimal or no pattern. Tobiano is a colour that is really a crapshoot. Breeding to a homozygous stallion guarantees that the foal receives a copy of the tobiano gene, but not that the foal will have loud white.
Also, please make sure your mare is tested for frame. It likes to hide, and can hide in 'solid' horses very easily. Knowing your mare's frame status will help narrow down stallion choices.
Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.