National Quarter Horse Registry ~ Since 1956

How come paints are allowed?

N.Q.H.R.'s opinion is that the majority of modernly registered paint horses although they began as a separate breed, have absorbed enough Quarter horse blood to basically be quarter horses with larger white markings allowed.

Why not, what breed would have made a better influx of fresh blood and type than the quarter horse.

The future of the paint horse is split between continuing to allow quarter blood or cutting the apron strings and becoming a breed of there own. This leaves the dilemma of what if anything to do with all the highly marked quarter horses no longer accepted by either registry.

To prepare for this issue the N.Q.H.R. directors and members voted to create the Full Paint and later the Paint Type sections in order to continue to be able to offer the most complete registry services to our members who choose to breed both quarter and paint horses. Offspring of two registered quarter parents that are born with more than the accepted amount of white to be registered like their parents are now eligible to be registered in the full paint section along with any foals born out of two paint registered parents. The N.Q.H.R. embraces the influx of new blood which is so vital to keeping a breed healthy. If you have any further questions about which section this may put your horse into feel free to use the chart below:

 

PARENT 1 PARENT 2 Solid Marked Offspring Paint Marked Offspring
Q Q Q C
Q TB X C
Q QX Q C
Q QT QX PT
Q P X X
Q PX X X
Q PT QX PX
Q O QX PT
Q X or C Q X
P QX X X
P QT QX PX
P P C P
P PX C P
P PT QT PX
P O QT PX
P X or C X P
QX QX QX PX
QX QT QX PX
QX PX QX PX
QX PT QX PX
QX O QX PT
QX X or C Q X
QT QT QT PT
QT PX QX PX
QT PT QT PT
QT O QT PT
QT X QX PX
PX PX QX PX
PX PT QX PX
PX X X P
PX O QT PX
PT PT QT PT
PT X QT, QX PX
PT O QT PT
X X X X

QUARTER HORSE

Horses resulting from the breeding of two verifiable registered Quarter Horses, that meet the markings guideline. Listed in the stud books as Full Blooded Quarter Horse.

 QUARTER TYPE

Horses deemed to be obvious Quarter type by a director of the N.Q.H.R, that meet the markings guideline. Parentage verification not required. Listed in the Stud Books as breeding stock.

 QUARTER CROSS

Horses with a verifiable percentage of quarter horse breeding, that meet the markings guideline. Listed in the Stud Books as breeding stock.

PAINT

Horses resulting from the breeding of two verifiable registered quarter horseor Paint registered horses that are each minimum Quarter bred, and meeting the markings guideline. Horses registered in this section will be recorded in the Stud books asFull Blooded Paint Marked.

PAINT TYPE

Horses of obvious or known Paint breeding deemed to be obvious quarter type which meet the markings guideline for paint. Parentage verification not required. Listed in the Stud Books as breeding stock.

PAINT CROSS

Horses with a verifiable percentage of paint horse breeding, that meet the markings guideline. Listed in the Stud Books as breeding stock.

QUARTER/PAINT CROSS AND QUARTER/TB CROSS

Horses resulting from the breeding of verifiable registered quarter horsePaint or T.B. registered horses and meeting the markings guideline. Horses registered in this section will be recorded in the Stud books as Full Blooded.

HONORARY REGISTRATION

Available for horses that have passed away that meet the appropriate criteria ans verifications for full-blooded registration to benefit the registration level of living offspring. Proof of ownership before death must be provided. 

REGISTRATION OF OWNERSHIP

Open section for registration of verifiable Ownership

No marking or size restrictions. Parentage verification not required. Not listed in the stud books of the N.Q.H.R.