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post #1 of 16 Old 07-05-2013, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Appendix?

I've always told people that I have a 8 year old Appendix gelding, but recently I've had a lot of people tell me they've never heard of that before and I have to tell them he's 1/2 QH, 1/2 TB. It's making me wonder if Appendix is an actual term or not.
When I tell them what Appendix means everyone says they can see how he looks all TB is his body, but his head and personality are all QH.
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post #2 of 16 Old 07-05-2013, 09:31 AM
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Beautiful horse!!
I have always called your horse's breed an Appendix or an Appendix QH.
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Thank you! Supposedly he is registered, but I've never seen his papers. I bought him from a friend who bought him at an auction and was never sent them. I don't really care though, I don't show, and he's gelded, so not going to breed. I love how both breeds come out so nicely in his personality. He's got the spunk of the TB, but he's smart, and he's totally a people lover. He would be content to follow me around all day. He's a sweetheart :)
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You must not know a lot of horse people if they don't know that Appendix is the correct term for 1/2 QH 1/2 TB.
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An appendix is a first generation QH that is bred w/ a first generation TB (registered). The horse is registered into the AQHA w/ an X in front of the number. If you show successfully then you can earn full AQHA status and then are able to breed and register the offspring.

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I have a question and I don't mean to hijack but since we're talking about Appendixes, (which by the way is a perfectly legit term and I would continue to use it with your horse if he is indeed half quarter horse and half thoroughbred), but if a registered Appendix is crossed with a registered paint and the foal is born a solid color, do you now call the foal a paint or is it still considered appendix or does that term just apply to first generation crosses?
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Oh and I realize there are solid paints. I was just wondering if the foal would still be an Appendix with an Appendix parent or if it's now simply a paint.
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I have a question and I don't mean to hijack but since we're talking about Appendixes, (which by the way is a perfectly legit term and I would continue to use it with your horse if he is indeed half quarter horse and half thoroughbred), but if a registered Appendix is crossed with a registered paint and the foal is born a solid color, do you now call the foal a paint or is it still considered appendix or does that term just apply to first generation crosses?
Just breeding a TB and a QH together doesn't make the horse an "appendix". That's a breed registry term, meaning when you register the offspring of a registered QH and a numbered/registered TB you get a horse that is registered as an appendix QH. If you breed that horse, I dont' believe you can register it QH unless it achieves QH status through a show record.

I don't know a ton about the paint registry, but I THINK as long as the horse is registered with the AQHA you can register it as a paint regardless of the appendix status but I'm not positive. The TB portion, not sure...

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...sorry mammakatja.... I didn't read your post as well as I thought I did. I'm not sure if paints have an appendix type breed or if it just becomes a paint...?

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Actually you did answer a good portion of this thread and part of my confusion as well. So you can only refer to them as Appendix if they are registered as such. That makes sense. Otherwise they are just a quarter/thoroughbred cross. Is that right? When I bought my barrel mare, she was referred to as an Appendix so I continued to call her that but after studying her papers, I have become unsure. Her sire is a registered QH Appendix. Her dam is a registered sorrel tobiano with points. My mare is a bay and is registered as a solid paint-bred, but I guess she's not really an Appendix afterall then? She sure looks like one though. LOL! She's got the killer whithers of an appendix and the chiseled head of a QH. She actually looks a lot like the horse of the OP here. Not that it matters. She's an awesome ride. I was just curious and like to have my facts straight. :)
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