So your mare is a varnish, yes? Am I understanding this correctly? Haha
And yes, that will be very sad if he eventually loses his spots. That IS the obvious determining factor for an appaloosa so to have a color/gene that will "steal" that from them is a disappointment.
Ah well. Nothing I can do about it but love him!
I wish their pedigrees (his parents) had more color information. I suppose I could pay on the appaloosa website to get that info but I don't think it's THAT important. Lol