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post #1 of 11 Old 06-13-2012, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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I have a mare that I recently adopted and she is an obvious paint. I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a way that I can find out if she is a registered paint. The state said her name was blue diamond but the only blue diamond was born in the 1960's. I hope someone can help!!! Thanks
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post #2 of 11 Old 06-13-2012, 09:33 PM
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I don't think you'll have much lucky unless a registration name and/or number is provided. If not, she's just considered a grade. But...You can't ride papers.
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post #3 of 11 Old 06-14-2012, 03:50 AM
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Paint isn't the only breed with pinto patterns...

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I do realize paint aren't the only breeds with the pinto marking, but that is definitely what she is. I wrote a genetics paper about pinto markings and the breeds that can carry the various genes. I really just wanted to know if there was a way of finding out so I would know a little about her history. She has an old shoulder injury so I can't ride her and if I knew what she did in the past I might have an explanation for it. She's just a sweetheart :) I couldn't help but give her a good happy home. Papers or not :)
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Have you tried contacting the American Paint Horse Association? They might be able to help you if you provide pictures etc., maybe you can match her markings, or do a blood test, something to match her to a registered horse... But there's always the possibility she's never been registered. If it's possible, I would suggest going through people, try to find her old owner, etc.
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post #6 of 11 Old 06-14-2012, 07:27 PM
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DNA test. Then you still may not get her papers
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post #7 of 11 Old 06-14-2012, 08:32 PM
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I do realize paint aren't the only breeds with the pinto marking, but that is definitely what she is. I wrote a genetics paper about pinto markings and the breeds that can carry the various genes. I really just wanted to know if there was a way of finding out so I would know a little about her history. She has an old shoulder injury so I can't ride her and if I knew what she did in the past I might have an explanation for it. She's just a sweetheart :) I couldn't help but give her a good happy home. Papers or not :)
Please, share with us these indicators that she is definitely a paint based on what genes she carries?

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post #8 of 11 Old 06-14-2012, 10:38 PM
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Ditto what Chiilaa has said.

On the DNA thing... it is not possible to do a breed wide search to try and match. You MUST either know the sire/dam to test against or the horse if there is DNA for that horse on file. There is no way to run a database type search. The registries are not set up for that, nor do I see them being set up like that any time soon...
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post #9 of 11 Old 06-14-2012, 10:56 PM
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Ditto what Chiilaa has said.

On the DNA thing... it is not possible to do a breed wide search to try and match. You MUST either know the sire/dam to test against or the horse if there is DNA for that horse on file. There is no way to run a database type search. The registries are not set up for that, nor do I see them being set up like that any time soon...
There's no way to test the DNA to find a parent? Well that's a bummer...

I suppose the only way you're going to find anything, OP, is by contacting the former owner, and going from there.
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post #10 of 11 Old 06-14-2012, 10:59 PM
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Nope no way to test unless you have specific horses to test against.
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