HI - okay I tried to follow the thread. I know less than nothing in this area but can you clear this up for me- maybe it has been and I just didn't follow - sorry
I was under the impression that a Paint has to have quarter horse or thoroughbred or a mix - period. That is what defined a paint from a "pinto" which is just colour. I read that a paint can be double registered - aqha and apha. So a paint can be a pure- bred quarter horse - hence it looks like one but it could also be a pure-bred thoroughbred - hence you may see the thinner lines.
Searched and found this from
The International Registry of Colored Horses
Horses accepted for registration in the APHA result from these combinations only: Paint x Paint, Paint x QH, Paint x TB, QH x QH, TB x TB, or QH x TB. Purebred Quarter Horses or Thoroughbreds are welcomed into the APHA registry as long as the horses have enough white to meet minimum color requirements. The Jockey Club does not discriminate against white, so Thoroughbreds with enough white to be registered in the APHA can also be double-registered in the Jockey Club. Likewise, with the relaxed white restrictions in the AQHA, horses may be double-registered with the AQHA and the APHA.
To me it says that a paint is either a TB or QH or combination -that the paint started as an outcrop of the TB and/or QH.
Last edited by rockaway; 03-10-2010 at 07:34 PM.