[quote=curtislt,Mar 9 2008, 01:33 AM]
My question is simple. How does one determine if their horse is Blue List or Blue List Eligible?
Simple answer... one checks the original documents created by the author - Miss Jane L Ott
Is there one easy source to quickly determine this?
Depends on the personal definition of "easy"
Though the easiest
way was via Eva Dano, as indicated, as all the data was/is in her computerised database. Eva was able to generate a report per horse that gave percentages per the various categories pertaining to the purebred Arabian. Unfortunately, as per her website, Eva has been "off-line" for research requests for a while now. The alternative is as above... checking the original documents to the individual pedigree.
As suggested by Kelly, any categagories, and particularly the AK / Blue List, aren't necessarily interchangeable. Although there can be substantial (or not) overlapping between any of the various categories.
Even though it maybe considered outdated
, the list is a very important and historical event. The initial list is essentially the first American categorisation aside of notation of purebred
relevant to the Arabian Horse. With the consideration of what is now known, in respect to some pedigrees within purebreds, the creation of this list is a credit to Miss JL Ott. Credit should also be given to those who followed it (and other "lists"). It is an individual preference to reference this (and any other) list. If a purchaser would like a horse to be a representive of one or more list(s), so be it. Its a form of preservation. The Arabian Horse, in particular the asil desert horse as bred by the nomadic Bedouin, is still viable due to the various lists and acts of preservation beyond that of the purebred registeries.
Carol - its unfortunate that you have used "strains" pertaining to this conversation. Western lists are not interchangeable with the strain naming protocol although they will contain strain names as a method of authentication of the bloodline relevant to those individuals from the original nomadic Bedouin source. What is now known as strain names relates to the individual, verbal track / trace protocol the nomadic Bedouin used for their asl (asil) desert horses. Thereby, any western list which pertains to asil bloodlines will have strain names listed as well. UNLESS otherwise mutually agreed by all and sundry.
Confusing ~ sure is,