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  • Palomino grease spots
  • Chocolate taffy palomino

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    10-12-2011, 02:31 PM
  #11
Showing
Wow, and refusing to accept a horse if they have a darker patch larger than 4 cm? Bend Or spots are so common on palis, that limits their gene pool significantly. Also, grease spots can develop later on in life so what do they do if a horse they registered 2 years ago suddenly develops a huge grease spot on their hip/shoulder/neck? Revoke it's registration?

Chiilaa, I mean no offense by this, but some of the Aussie color ideas really are screwy LOL.
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    10-12-2011, 06:29 PM
  #12
Green Broke
Ha no offense taken. They are screwy lmao.
     
    10-12-2011, 07:40 PM
  #13
Yearling
My favorite color.... they can range in shade from light isabella, to the darker smutty palomino.
     
    10-12-2011, 08:13 PM
  #14
Foal
As long as your horse is genetically palomino, you SHOULD be able to register him/her. Sometimes chocolate taffy/silver dapple horses can appear a smutty/chocolate palomino in colour but their parent's colours would distinguish this from a dark palomino. I have a palomino that is an 'ideal' palomino according to the registry, as he is deep, rich gold with a white mane and tail in summer, but the society nearly rejected him in his winter coat as he goes so pale, like a grey, they didn't think he was 'palomino enough' (or words to that effect). His summer coat saved him. But your horse is definitely a pally, no matter what colour he sheds to. It would be interesting to see pics of him when he has shed, to see what colour he goes.
     
    10-12-2011, 08:26 PM
  #15
Green Broke
You should, I agree. That is one of the things I hate most about registries - they are just stupidly backwards.
     
    10-16-2011, 10:37 AM
  #16
Foal
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Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
I knew they were the ones with the newly minted gold coin crap. I love Australia, we can be so backwards *facepalm*
It isn't just you guys..that's also the North American (USA and Canada) criteria for Palomino (the minted gold coin stuff). So see? You are not alone..
     

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