Originally Posted by haviris
But if you are going to register a smokey black under a different name (other then black that is), why not register a chestnut/sorrel w/ the agouti under a different name? Why is cream so special? And if we're going to have smokey black, why not smokey grulla?
I guess because you don't say "I have a chestnut with the agouti gene"... Just like you wouldn't say you have a EE or Ee black horse. You'd just say chestnut or black. With smoky black and smoky cream there's an actual name for the colors, and registering them under black or perlino just seems wrong.
You could have a smoky grullo, but like I sort of mentioned in my first post, I'd draw the line at one type of modifying gene. If you don't draw it somewhere, it'd be out of control. But smoky black and smoky cream are very basic and fairly common colors (at least when compared to smoky grullo), and I think they should be available - especially if buckskin, palomino, cremello, and perlino are.