Dreamcatcher, I agree about the dual registries. But I've seen the enormous interest in splashy paints over the last 30 years, that look like those renderings where the horse blends in with the snow-splashed mountain background.
People want to sell to that market, and I'm not sure that this Arab is either splashy OR purebred. Only a paint gene expert could probably tell, and I believe you know what you're talking about.
Many people have bought "purebred splashy Arabs", that were really 1/2 Arab. I'd be happy owning one, but I'm not convinced that the splashy paint purebred Arab exists. If so, we'd see a great many on the market, and I haven't.
I have, however, owned 2 breeding stock registered paints. My KMHSA is one. She has no other indications of paint except her one blue eye and her almost piebald blaze.
The previous owner bred her 4x and 2 foals were splashy paint, one of which had 2 blue eyes. We know that she carries the paint gene. KMH's do
come in splashy paint. Arabs don't. If I'm wrong, I'd like to put it rest. Could you post me some purebred splashy paints? I'll eat my words if they are being bred and I didn't know. PROMISE!! =b