Yeah, I love color but I would never pay MORE for color. Yes Jynxy got picked by me because of her color, but all the youngsters for sale by that individual were the same price. She also had another flashy Paint with two blue eyes, and a palomino, so really any one I picked was going to be for color. Jynxy was the nicest put together and so she got chosen.
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!