Palomino: A Breed or a Color?

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Colors and Genetics

Palomino: A Breed or a Color?

This is a discussion on Palomino: A Breed or a Color? within the Horse Colors and Genetics forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

Like Tree3Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    11-13-2012, 06:05 PM
Palomino: A Breed or a Color?

I've always wondered if a Palomino is considered a breed or a color. I learned to ride on a Palomino Quarter Horse named Bailey. Bailey is a registered Quarter Horse of Palomino color. However, I am looking at a pony/horse that is a "Palomino". That's what the owner said the breed was. I have a horse breed book that says Palomino is considered a breed in the US only. Can anyone shed a little light on this? Thanks!
Sponsored Links
    11-13-2012, 06:06 PM
Palomino is not a breed. Nor is buckskin, which is also listed as a "breed" once in a while. They are just colors that exist within many breeds.
    11-13-2012, 06:13 PM
Yeah, I've seen "Buckskin" listed as a breed on a website where you can post horses for sale. EquineNow, I think.
    11-13-2012, 06:15 PM
Palomino, in the US, is what is called a "color breed"...basically meaning we have a Palomino Horse Breeders Association that only accepts palomino-COLORED horses regardless of BREED. That makes it too complicated IMO. Palomino is a color, not a breed. If the horse is registered in the PHBA, then there should be some record of its actual BREED.
    11-13-2012, 06:17 PM
I don't think there's any papers so I don't know what it's breed is. It's kind of stocky though.
    11-13-2012, 06:21 PM
Well I don't think breed really matters if it's a good horse. The only time breed would really matter, to me, was if you planned to produce offspring (considering some genetic issues in some breeds that could crop up; Arabians, Appaloosas, Quarters).
    11-13-2012, 06:28 PM
I don't care about breed a whole lot either as I do not plan to breed her. Maybe I'll post some pictures sometime and you guys can guess her breed? :)
    11-13-2012, 06:51 PM
I was wondering this question myself the other day when our school had a book fair and I picked up a book entitled "Breeds of Horses" and saw the pali listed as a breed.
    11-13-2012, 06:52 PM
Yep, pretty confusing
    11-13-2012, 07:57 PM
Originally Posted by Mochachino    
I was wondering this question myself the other day when our school had a book fair and I picked up a book entitled "Breeds of Horses" and saw the pali listed as a breed.

It must have been an old book. People in the US tried to make Palomino horses into a breed but we know now that it's not possible. Palomino coloring is the result of two genes which means crossing Palomino X Palomino will only ever give you a 50% chance of producing another Palomino. Therefore it can't be a distinct breed.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best tack color on a Palomino? bittybocket Horse Tack and Equipment 15 02-04-2012 03:40 AM
Palomino; What color??? justakindofelegance Horse Tack and Equipment 15 02-03-2012 09:28 PM
What breed/color do you think she is?? Amlalriiee Horse Riding Critique 30 08-27-2010 05:39 PM
Best color for a palomino?? reining girl Horse Tack and Equipment 19 05-23-2009 08:52 PM
What color goes good on a palomino??? hrsjmpr32 Horse Tack and Equipment 32 02-12-2009 09:14 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0