""For all of you genetics whizzes out there, please don't take this the wrong way, but...!""
The response so far is exactly why I put the above statement first!!
I'm not trying to "make a point, rant, or blow off steam." Or even be a B*** I am asking honest to goodness question(s). Why is there a need to micro-name (for lack of a better term) the colors and then get sooo defensive about it? Yes, I understand there are variations within a color group, but whatever happened to the "basics"? It wasn't that long ago, that if you called a bay horse a "red bay" people (very well informed people I may add) gave you funny looks, and said "yep, that's a BAY horse, I guess he does look kind of red".
Granted, I may have over simplified my examples by saying a "yellow" horse with a "white" mane & tail. It's hard to type it out how it would sound being said, but...
It's not that I don't find it interesting, because I do, I like seeing all the different variations these crazy animals pop out with. I just want to know why it's so.....picky (really can't think of a better word, sorry).
I've seen a lot of posts about this breed assoc doesn't know this or that about such & such color, but what about the "color breed" associations, why are ppl saying they (the breed assoc) are behind the times on what actually is the "color" pertaining to their registry? Didn't they define the color to begin with?
Who makes the final call that a purple horse is called periwinkle violet vs. aubergine rose? I am honestly curious!!! Why does someone say I'm wrong because I called my horse a blue roan, when I don't know where she came from and can't prove her DNA? A blue roan is a blue roan is a blue roan, right? Why are some "colors/patterns" still considered just
colors/patterns and others are considered a different breed altogether, when a few short years ago there were "color" breed assoc and "breed" assoc?
Since I had those questions about colors, I thought it was fitting if I posted them on a color forum.
What's the difference between a charcoal black and a slate black? What happens if it's 1/2 Arab 1/2 QH, and Arab ppl call it charcoal & QH call it slate?
Maybe I'm spitting it out wrong, or something....