What's Behind a Horse of a Different Color?
While temperament and athletic ability are defining aspects of a breed, color also plays an important role. If you want a registered Black Kladruby, for example, you probably aren’t hoping he’ll be chestnut. And if you want a registered golden Kinsky, you probably aren’t expecting a black foal.

The same goes for spotting—large or small. While there’ve been periods when plain-colored Paints and Appaloosas have been popular, most buyers and breeders hope for bright splashes of colors on those “flashy” breeds.

But what if the colors aren’t what we expected? Does the “wrong” color for a breed mean the breeder has pulled a fast one on an unsuspecting buyer or mare owner? Despite a

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