Originally Posted by Eastowest
>>>>> The appendix QHs usually have a X in the front of there registrarion number as well as yellow registration papers. A QH can have one parent an appendix and another a TB and it still can be registered with AQHA so the horse doesnt have to be 50/50 to be registered.
Appendix registered QHs do always have the X prefix and a different colored registration certificate. However, you cannot register a foal from an Appendix QH x Thoroughbred with AQHA-- Appendix QHs must be bred to a fully regular papered AQHA mate for the foal to be AQHA eligible.
HOWEVER- an Appendix registered QH can be advanced to full/regular AQHA registration after earning a Register of Merit (ROM).... THEN, once issued the regular white registration cert. Without the X prefix, that horse could be bred back out to a TB for an AQHA eligible foal.
What I was going to say...well said.
I just learned about this recently when I got an appendix quarter. Unless the appendix has "earned" its place in the permanent stud book through multiple means, it cannot have a foal registered with the AQHA unless it's by a full AQHA parent. My mare is only 1/4 thoroughbred and can only be bred to an AQHA if I want the foal to be registered.
Maybe pictures of the types would help?
Like I said, my mare is 1/4 thoroughbred and 3/4 quarter. I will post a pic of her (sorry I don't have better! Lol, please ignore the fact that she's out of shape and has fly spray marks all over her coat
). Maybe someone could post an appendix that is 1/2 thoroughbred, and one that is foundation bred? Just a thought...