Accurately filling in your foal’s colour & marking description is really important, especially for colts, as these descriptions will be required for identification if they apply for their stallion registrations and/or may be required for other identification at some stage in the future. Good advice from an experienced breeder – take photos when the foal is newborn as white markings show clearly then.
• The most common fault is to include everything as a blaze.
• Please record if the muzzle is flesh coloured or has flesh mark on it – eg it is pink.
• Please record if one or both eyes are blue
• It is a common fault to just put stockings and or socks. We do not use this term as we describe where the white comes up to eg White to below knee
• If it is higher in front or behind – describe where the main mark comes up to and say whether it rises in front or behind eg White to ½ cannon rising behind.
• Black spots on coronet band are called ermine marks or spots
• Please record the colour of the hooves.