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post #11 of 19 Old 02-10-2008, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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I've heard of much more color patterns. ^ lol sorry.

So....I still don't get the big picture. lol. But, I think I understand mostly. THanks for the replies! 8)

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post #12 of 19 Old 02-19-2008, 01:18 AM
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I used to ride this paint. He looked like a solid paint except for a perfect white blotch right in the middle of his tummy. No one ever knew he was a paint or saw the spot unless they were told it was there.

He was quite a neat horse.
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post #13 of 19 Old 02-19-2008, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by BluMagic
Did someone just decide, "This is a solid Paint." or something? They don't had solid Appaloosas. lol. Well Few Spot but I think that was an accident. lol.
There are appaloosas with no spots!!! one of the lesson horses in my barn is a purebred appy with no spots..here is a pic

just thought i would mention that there are solid appys ha ha ha

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post #14 of 19 Old 02-19-2008, 05:59 PM
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haha thats funny. :roll:
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post #15 of 19 Old 02-21-2008, 12:43 AM
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eerrr. There is such a thing as a Solid Appaloosa. I used to ride one, and my BM owns one. Still I wonder their purpose.

edit- didn't see prior post. oh well.
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post #16 of 19 Old 03-19-2008, 12:27 AM
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Re: What's the point of....

Originally Posted by BluMagic
(what's the point of...) having a solid colored paint if they are bred for color in the first place? lol.
what's the point of breeding for color when it's not going to effect the quality of the horse in the long run?

here is my heart and soul...please grind them into a hamburger and enjoy.
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post #17 of 19 Old 03-19-2008, 01:36 AM
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Originally Posted by AKPaintLover
When a paint baby is born, it may or may not SHOW the color gene, but it will carry it (I believe), making it possible for it to produce a colored paint. I don't think people breeding for paints, necessarily hope for a solid paint (not that they would love it any less :) ), but they may end up with one. Even if it is born solid though, it is registered a paint because it has paint lines in either mom, dad, or both. That was as simply as I could put it...:)

Also, if you breed:

paint w/color X paint w/color, you have 75% chance of paint baby
homozygous paint X other horse solid or colored, you have 100%
paint w/color X other breed (not paint) 50% chance of color
paint w/color X solid paint, 75% color.......

.....I think that is the case, but someone can correct me if I am wrong...It may be a bit more complex. :)
Interesting post but I agree with what has been said. It would be the same thing with any other breed.
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post #18 of 19 Old 03-19-2008, 04:25 PM
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Actually I think paint is a dominant over solid so:

Paint x Paint (if neither is homozygous): 1/4 will be homozygous, 1/2 will be heterozygous, and 1/4 will be solid.
Paint x Solid (paint isn't homozygous): 1/2 will be heterozygous and 1/2 will be solid.
Solid x Solid: will always produce a solid.
Homozygous Paint x Heterozygous Paint: 1/2 homozygous and 1/2 heterozygous.
Homozygous Paint x Homozygous Paint: 100% homozygous paints
Homozygous Paint x solid: 100% heterozygous paints

^^A little bit of overkill on that one.

And imo, there is no "point" of solid paints, but they are classified as paints because of their breeding.
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post #19 of 19 Old 03-19-2008, 04:34 PM
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They are for people that like the paint breeding but don't like horses that are marked up! Like ME! I really don't like the look of a colored paint...
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