Our old friend the MBL is finally getting a face lift!
This version of the Master Breed List is almost fully automatic, meaning it updates with new breeds and their color information as soon as they are added to the system. It also means there are no differences between what is accepted by autoreg and what is listed on the MBL; everything a breed is accepted to carry in the registration system is displayed on the MBL. However, this new version of the MBL is designed to only be a reflection of what is allowed and denied by autoreg, meaning there are now some differences between the MBL you've been using for years and the new one.
Some changes you will notice:Grey and Appaloosa are now listed under modifiers and white markings, respectively. Any breed that is accepted to carry Agouti (Bay) is now listed to carry Wild Bay and Seal Brown as well. Sooty has been removed completely from the list of modifiers. You can still create sooty coats in any breed, but they are not tracked at registration. Rare colors have been completely removed as well, as color rarity does not affect registration. Ranges of expression (minimum splash, maximum sabino) have been removed from the white markings list. Any relevant notes about what the real-life registry prefers or accepts in terms of chrome or other color expressions have been moved to the "Color/Pattern Notes" section. You will notice that a large number of strains have been removed. Any breed that is listed as one breed on the mainsite is now listed as only one breed on the MBL, and multiple strains within a breed have been compiled into a single breed (for example, Arabians.) If you believe a breed needs to have multiple strains added as distinct breeds, please post a breed change request. Keep in mind, however, that new strains are unlikely to be added unless they are very distinct from each other (either by need to restrict allowed colors or requiring different discipline caps.)
If you believe a breed is missing color or outcross information, or has some incorrect information listed, please do not hesitate to post a Breed Change Request to show your evidence. If you find a color that has been mistakenly removed from a breed please post a bug report in the Automatic Registration thread.