Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Abby is right, if you had a horse registered buckskin, you would not say you had a buckskin (referring to the breed), you would say you had a buckskin QH, or buckskin QH/Arab, or buckskin whatever. You wouldn't even necessarily say buckskin - breed, but just the breed.
In contrast, though APHA is a registry for color and breed, I would say, "I have a paint", or "I have an APHA stallion". This would describe his breed. If I had a pinto, or if I registered my paint as a pinto as well - saying he is a registered pinto would not describe his breed.
I can't even keep all of this straight, but I think the above is the case :)