In regards to registration, the only term they use is Pinto. In regards to description, Medicine Hat would be accurate. Genetically, he is Tobiano plus some other Pinto genes which would be difficult to tell for sure without testing. (I would say Frame Overo is a strong likelyhood and I would definately test him.)
I agree with Songcatcher and would call him a medicine hat tovero. I've had medicine hats who's color is just between the ears, between the ears and covering both ears, over one ear and not the other and anything in between.
I also agree that he is tobiano plus another pattern or two and frame would be a good guess. He is more than tobiano only as it does not put white on the face. Splashed white is unlikely as it removes color from the chest and flanks, so frame would be pretty likely, IMO.
Sure thing, my colts name is Harts Sir Galahad AMHR, bay and white and his sire is LC Dakota OSO ,(in my avatar) AMHR bay and white and his daqm is AL-Max Chior Boys Amazing Grace AMHR she is black and white with roan . Thanks
I think possibly the confusion lies in which registry we are talking about. The only pattern term used in registration by AMHA and AMHR is Pinto. Tobiano, Frame (LWO), Sabinio, and Splash are all genetic terms that describe which type of Pinto, but are not used on registration forms. Medicine Hat, War Bonnet, Morrocan, and others are descriptive terms, but are not the result of one specific gene, but a combination of different genes. All Medicine Hats would not necessarily have the same genetic makeup.
I will admit to having no knowledge of the terminology used by the Paint Horse Association, but do not accept them as the authority on genetics or patterns.
I just love this...I was wanting to know what terminology to use in describing him, I have already registered him with the AMHR, so no registry involved, I am finding he is a special boy for sure, will give color when bred to a any mare and he does have two blue eyes to boot, I am facinated by genetics so love the anwers on private email too Thanks all!
He's tovero. I'd say splash and tobiano but that's just my guess.
Not medicine hat...has to cover both ears for that and your boy's doesn't so therefore not a true medicine hat. You can call it that I guess but it won't be right.
For registration you'll have to put pinto but for AMHR I usually actual color patterns in the marking part-like my bay few spot leopard appy is registered as a bay appaloosa and then for markings I have few spot leopard. I actually do that with all of my horses which seems to work out just fine. It's a win-win situation. The registry has no confusion and future buyers have no confusion. (sorry...I know you didn't ask for registration stuff)