LOL! A lot of Paint Breeders aren't proud of their Breeding Stocks, since obviously they are breeding for the color as much as the conformation ;) I guess they feel like they failed in breeding if the horse comes out solid.
Skippy! Was born out of utter ignorance, in my opinion. His breeder bred a Tobiano to a Overo. Both horses had terrible conformation. One was sorrel, the other black. From my experience with breeding.. Crossing Tobiano with Overo has a SLIM chance of yielding a Tovero or any other color paint.. but the bulk of the crosses turn out completely solid. Sadly, Skippy! Didnt just turn out solid. He also had terrible conformation. He is huge and his feet are so small. He has -very- special needs in the farrier dept. Lol!
My dad is going to breed Skippy!'s mom back when he retires. But he isn't going to breed her to another Paint. Color is the last thing he is looking for. He is going for a stud with a good build to try to negate her crappy-ish one, lol!
More power to us for owning the underdogs of the horse world!