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    02-16-2011, 04:33 PM
  #11
Foal
No Speed Racer. Conformation Bloodlines and Disposition are number one for me. But I have paid quite a bit more just to get color, but I wouldn't buy anything less just for color.
     
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    02-16-2011, 04:40 PM
  #12
Showing
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Originally Posted by sarahver    
I'm not going to lie, I always check out the progeny from True Colours Farm.
All of their stock is top notch to begin with though . That is one place where they do breed for fantastic color without compromising the functionality and conformation. I'm a sucker for GG's foals, they always turn out so nice.
     
    02-16-2011, 04:45 PM
  #13
Foal
^^Now I want one!!! Never looked for horses in that area before. Does anyone know how much they sell for?
     
    02-16-2011, 04:45 PM
  #14
Started
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
So tell me Piaffe and Paint Mom, was color the first consideration for you when looking for a horse? I hope not, because otherwise no wonder there are so many color breeders who don't care about conformation, soundness, or temperament. As long as they have people putting color before substance, they'll always have someone who will buy their train wrecks.
For my brindle I bought him ONLY for color im not going to lie. I just wanted a brindle. His amazing personality and bloodlines were a bonus. I would have bought him anyways though. Don't get me wrong.... I WOULD NOT BREED for color (in fact I havent bred any horses before)....but sure...I will buy for color as long as the horse suits my needs. I don't see a single thing wrong with this :) everyone will always have their own opinions on everything too....
     
    02-16-2011, 04:46 PM
  #15
Showing
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Originally Posted by Paint Mom    
No Speed Racer. Conformation Bloodlines and Disposition are number one for me. But I have paid quite a bit more just to get color, but I wouldn't buy anything less just for color.
That's good, Paint. Too many people are blinded by the flash, and forget to actually look at the horse underneath.
     
    02-16-2011, 04:49 PM
  #16
Showing
Indeed, I was watching a ranch auction on TV a while back and it was so sad to see nice looking, well conformed bays and sorrels going for super cheap and people paying 3 times that for a poorly conformed, jug-headed roan or palomino.
     
    02-16-2011, 05:00 PM
  #17
Yearling
I wouldn't ever pay more for color...
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    02-16-2011, 05:09 PM
  #18
Banned
Not one penny more. I don't give a hoot what color my horse is, I care much more about ability or potential ability and personality. I would pay more for willingness but certainly not color.
     
    02-16-2011, 05:19 PM
  #19
Trained
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Originally Posted by Paint Mom    
How much more have you paid/would you pay?
Well, that depends.

If I had a choice I would qlmost always choose color. HOWEVER, I would not pay extra on an unstarted colored colt of the price is equal to a started one.

If I was buying a breeding horse, I would want some color.

For example, I would choose a colored stud horse over a solid stus horse because I know the market serves color better in my area right now as far as stud fees go. However, I wouldnt pay a whole load more.
     
    02-16-2011, 06:04 PM
  #20
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
All of their stock is top notch to begin with though . That is one place where they do breed for fantastic color without compromising the functionality and conformation. I'm a sucker for GG's foals, they always turn out so nice.
Their horses are a great example of how to breed quality. That buckskin filly they recently advertised (any one else drool over her?) is a good example of a well conformed horse that happens to have an interesting colour.

Here's the thing, if that exact filly was a plain chestnut, I would have thought to myself "nice youngster...next?" but because she was buckskin I thought "WOW I wonder how I can get my hands on a horse like her".

Not saying it is right, or logical, and as I previously stated, colour is probably last on my list of things to look for. But if everything else is in order and there is a choice between two...well...I've never owned a coloured horse before....
     

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