LICENSING OF SINGLE DILUTE CHESTNUT STALLIONS
For a number of years the issue of the licensing of palomino stallions within the main section of the stud book has been discussed both within the Society Council and with daughter stud book societies around the world. Specialist veterinary advice has been sought and the latest genetic information researched and considered.
As a result of this work the Society Council has now taken a decision that with immediate effect, and not retrospectively, single dilute chestnut stallions (commonly referred to as palomino in colour) may be considered for licensing, subject to all other standard licensing procedures. This does not change the breed description, as it has always been possible to register ponies that carry one copy of the cream dilution gene, but is a change to the stallion licensing regulations.
Acceptances of ponies carrying two copies of the cream dilution gene (often commonly referred to as blue-eyed-cream) will not change, and they continue to be ineligible for full registration into the main section of the stud book or to be considered for licensing as stallions.