Horse Color Hardcover – Feb 1998
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Sponenberg is accurate on much of the genetics portion of this book. On color identification, however, he stands far below his fellow veterinarian/authors. The names he makes up for the various equine colors are ridiculous. Fellow breeders who read this most likely find it amuzing, if not insulting. To the unknowing, however, learning this information incorrectly can be detrimental to the attainment of this knowledge. Backyard breeders need to contact their breed society before employing the use of terms like these on their horses' registration papers. These are not toy poodles we're dealing with. "Cutesy" made-up names for common horse colors are not the mark of the professional breeder/registrar.
There are better books on this subject. Try "The Color of Horses: The Scientific and Authoritive Identification of the Color of the Horse" by Dr. Ben K. Green. It is well explained, easy to comprehend, direct, and professional. Though "The Color of Horses" was out-of-print for awhile, the high demand for this book has brought it back into publication.
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It's important for all to note that this is a *reprint* of an older book. It contains some outdated information, including some that was corrected in Sponenberg's later book. Read morePublished on April 6 2001 by Sue PS
and I have to admit that I rather like it. It is very different from the second book, 'Equine Color Genetics', which makes me wonder why this second edition of the first book... Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2001 by Carole Knowles-pfeiffer
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