- Nov 30, 2002
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- Oklahoma City, OK
I got Redrock Crocus Blossoms' registration papers from AMHR. They have determined that she is a 'white' horse. They said the lab results show her to be white. Not true! The lab results show that she is black! Genetically, white is not a color in horses. I'm not going to argue with them at this point, but this brings up points to ponder (still waiting to see what AMHA will do).
Should the registries put the horses' genotype (genetic color) on the registration papers or the phenotype (what you actually see)? Personally, if you have lab proof of a color in a horse, I feel that should be the color listed with a notation as to how the horse appears. As in Crocus case, list her as black and in parenthesis perhaps (appears white). That covers all basis. I personally like to see the correct color of a horse as much as possible in the Studbook records as it is important to me when researching colors and patterns.