If she was hideously unfortunate it may have been different, but I was looking for a nice cheap project and being an Arab lover you're sorely limited on fun colors so I went for the flashy one!
However, when I was looking at studs for Zierra who is a chestnut I found two suitable stallions - one was pinto and one was chestnut. As much as I would LOVE a cute pinto Half-Arab, the chestnut stud was blatantly the better choice. So even though I KNEW I would be condemning myself to a guaranteed chestnut, I would still have picked the BETTER stud, no questions asked. That and there's no guarantee she wouldn't give me a chestnut with a flashy stud anyway!