Originally Posted by ddrhorses
And no where did I see any reference to homozygous, yes in an appaloosa x appaloosa few spot leopard would lead us to believe homozygous, but honestly in a cross you have to question.
The point being made is that the horse is not a few spot (or a snowcap) then. Period.
This seller is telling us we are clueless about genetics and such but she is missing the mark by using terms that are not accurate.
A seller (any seller) making claims and using words like rare tend to turn off real buyers. Fluff like that does drag in the 'oh wow, purty horzeees' type buyer. It make the real serious buyers flip to the next ad.
Rare does not mean it is better. It is rare that my dogs stool is almost liquid. Usually it is a nice easy to pick up consistency. Should I consider those gooey piles something special, just because they are rare?
Just because lots of people do not breed their appy mare to a clydsdale does not make it special rare.
Being registered with a registry that is not a breed registry does not mean the horse is still not a grade horse. Mixed breed = grade.
My dog has papers with the UKC (so we could do obedience). So she is registered with a pretty well known registry. She is still a mutt.