Previously called the Australian White Horse Register.
Dilutes Australia cremello, perlinos and smoky cream register for studbook and non-studbook cremello, perlino and smoky cream horses and ponies.
Studbook Cremello/Perlino/Smoky Cream Register: mares & stallions - must have 2 registered parents. Proof must be provided. Must PASS conformation standards.
Non-studbook Cremello/Perlino/Smoky Cream Register: mares & stallions - either one or both parents are unknown / unregistered / unproveable. Must PASS conformation standards. These horses have full showing rights.
Gelding Register: may have either registered or unknown / unregistered / unproveable parentage. Must PASS conformation standards.
Double cremello dilute / dun – caused when the coding for both dun and cremello dilution is inherited from both parents. These horses are eligible for registration as cremellos as they are double cream dilutes. These horses may be almost impossible to distinguish from standard cremellos and perlinos but upon careful inspection they should reveal dun characteristics in varying shades of rust, smoke, peach etc.
The owners of all cremellos and perlinos must be current financial members of the Association. Should an owner cease to be a financial member, the registration of all horses registered in his or her name will be suspended until such time as said owner rejoins the association, at which time the registration of all horses registered in his or her name will be reinstated
A cremello, perlino or smoky cream shall meet the standards of conformation (breed characteristics being irrelevant) prescribed by the Board. To be considered for CREMELLO/PERLINO/SMOKY CREAM STUDBOOK, NON-STUDBOOK or GELDING registration, a cremello, perlino or smoky cream must gain the required conformation marks prescribed by Board and fulfill the following:
CREMELLO - double dilute chestnut. Distinguished by their light cream to ivory coat colour and lighter, 'palomino type' manes and tails, although some may appear to be white from head to tail. Facial and leg markings do occur and are not considered a fault.
PERLINO - double dilute bay or brown. Generally have body hair lighter than their manes and tails and may have sooty legs where the base coat has black hair pigment. However, depending upon the base colour (ie bay), this is not always the case; some perlinos are almost impossible to distinguish from cremellos and will only be ‘found out’ when they produce buckskins to chestnut or palomino partners. The perlino colour can therefore range from being virtually indistinguishable from the cremello through to the dark perlino (double dilute on brown).
SMOKY CREAM - double dilute black. Generally have very dark reddish coloured manes and tails with a dark cream body colour. However, without a DNA test for agouti status, smoky creams may be difficult to distinguish from double cream on brown.
SMOKY CREAM DUN – double cream dilute / grullo. Mane, tail, legs and dun characteristics will generally be a smoky colour.
PERLINO DUN – double cream dilute / bay or brown dun. Mane, tail, legs and dun characteristics may be peach, rust, smoky etc.
CREMELLO DUN – double cream dilute / red dun. Very hard to distinguish from the standard cremello but may sometimes exhibit faint dun characteristics.