>>>> Not any more. If there isn't a number of registered QH's in the first three generations, you're talking apples and oranges.
Actually, if the predominant ancestry farther back in the Paint's pedigree is AQHA, just breeding "Paint to Paint" for a few generations would not be enough by itself to make the resulting horse completely different than its predecessors. There would have to be conscious breeder selection away from the ancestor's type and conscious selection toward another type-- and I do not see that happeneing, overall, in the Paint breed.
>>>> Because of the need to specialize to excel in the various disciplines, the QH and Paint look nothing alike conformationally. In fact, within the QH breed itself, you will see a large variance in conformation.
As has been said by myself and others in previous posts, there are variations within these breeds, yes, but Paints and QHs which are bred to excell in the same disciplines most often DO resemble one another in type, and are usually of similar bloodlines as well.
>>>> The Paint and QH are no longer the same horse.
Again I have not said that the paint and QH are ALL, breed-wide, "the same horse"-- individual lines do exist in each breed-- but the Paint breed as a whole DOES continue to be highly influenced by AQHA breeding.
>>>> It's like saying the Lusitano and the Andalusian are the same horse. Umm....no, they aren't.
What you are completely missing in your comparison is that the Andalusian and the Lusitano have been seperate CLOSED BOOK breeds for many generations---for many generations the two have not and are now still not allowed to interbreed.
The American Paint Horse Association still allows AQHA breeding. It has not been discontinued or even really slowed down. There also have been and continue to be horses with full registration in both AQHA and APHA. BOTH registries still allow TB breeding.
Did you look at the photos and pedigrees of current, winning Paint horses of several types that I posted in my last reply?
Do you realize that the APHA still allows breeding to AQHA and TB?
Do you know that there are many breeders that keep both AQHA and APHA papers on any horses that are eligible for registration in both registries? So there are a notable number of Paint horses that not only have AQHA bloodlines-- they *ARE* AQHA registered themselves.
What experiences have you had with Paints and the APHA that have made you so adamant that Paints have been bred to a completely different type from QHs, and that as a breed they are a "tougher nut to crack" disposition-wise? Do you show at APHA breed shows? Do you subscribe to the Paint Horse Journal? Are you currently breeding and raising Paints that are competitive in events held by associations such as NSBA, NRHA, NCHA, and etc? If so, what part of the country/world are you in? What are the names and pedigrees of some of the Paints that you are breeding/showing/working with?
Last edited by Eastowest; 02-09-2010 at 12:12 AM.