Originally Posted by Cait
And my mare can't be registered in AQHA...correct? I don't know if her parents were registered AQHA, but I am fairly positive that they were just APHA.
Forgive my stupidity. It is my first time ever having registered horses so I am trying to figure all this "stuff" out. Not to mention, I will admit, that in my eyes paints are just colorful quarter horses. Sorry if I offend anyone with that, I know my boss gets a little offended with it!
Actually, your last statement isn't so far off the mark!
Many registered ApHA horse , in the past, were AQHA horses that exceeded the white rule, and were called 'crop outs", and could not get AQHA papers
Then AQHA, after genetic testing was available, relaxed the white rule, stating if a horse had two AQHA parents, then that offspring was an AQHA, regardless of the amount of white or coat pattern (thus, there even is an AQHA reiner, with Appaloosa coat pattern )
I don't know how long the rule was grand fathered, but horses that before were deigned AQHA papers now could get them, if they had two AQHA parents. Gunsmoke, something or other, once he was very famous as a working cowhorse/reiner, was sought to be part of the AQHA registry, previously denigned to him
Many AQHA people then started to purposely breed for excessive white, so they could have dual registered horses
ApHA , then, to protect it's own registry, put in the rule that for a registered paint foal, one parent had to be a Paint (correct me if I am wrong, Paint breeder's, as I'm going off of the top of my head only.
So, you(or your friend ), are very right for the most part Cait!
But to get down to the nitty gritty-Except for appendex AQHA horses, the AQHA is a closed registry, so Ellie's foal could not be registered AQHA
The ApHA, like the ApHC, has both TB and AQHA as allowable outcrosses for a Paint registered foal
However, unlike ApHC, ApHA does not allow solid horses to show against colored horses, except in futurities. They are designated breeding stock only