Reference: Barker's Moonbeam

In 1948 Barker's Moonbeam was called "the foundation sire of the Palomino Walking Horse" by Dr. H. Arthur Zappe, secretary of the Palomino Horse Breeders of America. Given the disproportionately high number of "yellow" horses that he sired, and the information I've gathered on him, I suspect that Barker's Moonbeam may have been both cream and champagne.

"McAllen Finley of Readyville, Tennessee, says, "I can remember my grandfather saying that Barker's Moonbeam was sort of a dun color, yellow with a brownish mane and tail. And he had pink skin. He was not a palomino." Finley's grandfather was none other than Vance Paschal, noted palomino breeder and the nephew of C. O. Barker, who owned Barker's Moonbeam. Ray Barker, C. O.'s son, confirms the yellow-with-brown-points description, "to the best of [his] memory." Even more telling, Barker's Moonbeam was registered simply as "yellow horse." Period. No "white mane and tail," as most palominos were registered back then.

Certainly, there are many famous yellow sons of Barker's Moonbeam who were dark-skinned palominos, including our breed's most famous palomino, Allen's Gold Zephyr #431975, a.k.a. Roy Rogers' Trigger, Jr. But, there are at least two ways this could have happened. First, breeding gold to gold was a common practice in the 1930s and 1940s, and some of the dark-skinned sons and daughters of Barker's Moonbeam most likely had dark-skinned palomino or buckskin dams. It could also be that Barker's Moonbeam was an amber champagne with an added cream gene (the color of his dam is unknown she may have been a palomino or buckskin, for all we know). If he did carry two different dilution genes, Barker's Moonbeam could have produced both pink-skinned champagnes and dark-skinned palominos/buckskins (which would help explain his extremely high color-production percentage)."
Champagne Shades by Liz Nutter Copyright 1999, Voice of the Tennessee Walking Horse, Lewisburg, Tennessee Reprinted with permission from Liz Nutter

BARKER'S MOONBEAM
TWHBEA #380497

FOALED: 1/1/1930
DIED:

COLOR: CHAMPAGNE

MARKINGS: BROWN MANE & TAIL
GOLDEN SUNSHINE
TWHBEA #F-44
COLOR: GOLD CHAMPAGNE
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HUNTER'S ALLEN
TWHBEA #F-10
COLOR: CHESTNUT
MARKINGS: OFF HIND STOCKING, STAR.
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ALLAN
TWHBEA #F-1
COLOR: BLACK
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ALLIS
TWHBEA #84
COLOR: BLACK
MARKINGS: BOTH HIND STOCKINGS, STRIP.
HEIGHT: 16H
GOLDEN LADY
TWHBEA #350031
COLOR: GOLD CHAMPAGNE SABINO
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EDDIE HAL
TWHBEA #F-14
ELLA POSTEN
TWHBEA #11380

SQUIRREL MARE
TWHBEA #11448
COLOR: "YELLOW" (CREAM)
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OFFSPRING
TWHBEA NAME COLOR  SEX DOB DAM
360072 LADY CANARY YL M 5/10/1935 *MAUD DAVIS
360231 LEMON STAR YL M 5/04/1935 UNKNOWN
380545 YELLOW KATE YL M 6/05/1938 UNKNOWN
390001 GOLD DIGGER YL M 5/01/1938 BONNIE HARE
390002 MARIGOLD YL M 5/04/1937 DOLLIE SNEED
390054 GOLDEN SUNRISE YL M 4/15/1937 *KATE MCKNIGHT
390055 *GOLDEN LOCKS YL M 6/10/1938 UNKNOWN
390056 ALLEN'S GOLDEN BOY YL S 6/10/1938 ALLEN READY
390098 OAKWOOD'S CHEESE DREAM YL M 5/01/1937 BONNIE HARE
390396 A GOLDEN GLOW YL M 3/20/1937 BAY ANNIE
390574 CREAM LADY YL M 4/30/1938 BLANKENSHIP'S BROWN MARE
400387 BETTIES ALLEN YL M 8/08/1937 NORA M.
400533 MISS STAR DUST YL M 3/01/1937 DAISY HOUSE
401179 HALS DIXIE QUEEN YL M 7/15/1937 DIXIE QUEEN J
410092 CREAM MAE YL M 4/20/1940 JENNIE BARKER
410273 JOHN SILVER YL S 7/02/1940 JONES' NELL
410274 GOLDEN GAIT YL S 5/04/1940 RED WING G.
410285 ALLEN'S PALOMINO QUEEN YL M 5/01/1939 MAUD PARKS
410286 ALLEN'S PALOMINO PRINCESS YL M 9/01/1939 PEARL PARKS
410552 TRAX'S GOLDEN EAGLE YL M 3/25/1939 *KATE MCKNIGHT
410726 STELLA GOLD YL M 6/10/1936 SWEET NANCY
410795 POT-O-GOLD YL S 4/25/1939 JAY BARKER
410868 GOLDEN C-H-A-P YL S 5/16/1938 PEARL BARKER
411496 EVINS' YELLOW JACKET YL S 9/20/1940 *BLACK EAGLE B.
411644 GOLDEN MISS YL M 6/01/1939 CREAM TOPSY
411654 HILL'S MOONBEAM YL M 3/01/1941 CREAM TOPSY
420070 READYS MOONGLOW YL S 4/01/1939 READY'S RAMBLING MARY
420191 PALOMINO MOONBEAM YL S 4/01/1941 MAUDE PASCHAL
420429 BARKER'S GOLDEN MOONBEAM YL S 5/10/1938 ZOLA MAY
421323 YELLOW SIS YL M 3/25/1941 SIS BARKER
421394 FISHER'S GOLDEN BLAZE YL S 5/01/1934 GOLD-JUNE
421421 TONEY SUNBEAM YL S 5/23/1942 POLLY REED
421635 GOLDEN JOHN YL S 4/01/1942 ELLA GAITHER
421751 GREY POLLY GR M 5/01/1933 POLLY PARK
422265 FRESHOUR'S MOONBEAM YL M 4/01/1941 JAY BARKER
430049 JOHNSON'S MOONBEAM YL S 5/15/1940 GOLD-JUNE
430193 DOLLY BARKER BL M 3/27/1938 HATTIE B.
430353 NANCY MOONBEAM YL M 9/11/1941 LADY HARREL
430360 TOPSY ALLEN BA M 5/01/1933 MARY ANN O.
430437 GOLD QUEEN YL M 6/30/1939 DIXIE QUEEN JENNINGS
430754 LETTA FLIKA YL M 5/28/1940 LORA LEWIS
430766 GOLDEN MAN YL S 5/01/1941 NELL PASCHAL
430942 LONG'S YELLOW ALLEN YL G 4/01/1942 PEARL WILSON
431095 BROWN NELL B. NC M 1/01/1936 LADY RUTLEDGE
431572 FISHER'S PET GIRL YL M 7/16/1941 ETHEL P
431573 FISHER'S GOLDEN BOY YL S 1/01/1941 HELTON'S MAUD
431579 AVIS' GOLDEN MOONBEAM YL S 4/03/1942 SIS PASCHAL
431580 AVIS LADY MOONBEAM YL M 1/01/1937 BARKER'S MAT ALLEN
431666 LUCKY GOLD YL S 5/16/1941 LUCKY GAL
431974 GOLDEN STROLLER YL S 5/01/1940 CAFFY'S LOU
431975 ALLEN'S GOLD ZEPHYR PALOMINO SABINO S 5/11/1941 FISHER'S GRAY MAUD
432077 YELLOW JUNE YL M 6/10/1941 JUNE BYNUM
432384 PALOMINO MAT YL M 4/01/1941 BARKER'S MAT ALLEN
432385 FISHER'S ESTHER YL M 1/01/1936 BARKER'S MAT ALLEN
440005 ALLEN'S ABON BEN PA G 1/01/1940 MAY D.
440053 YELLOW JENNIE PA M 6/12/1940 JENNIE DELBRIDGE
440060 ALLEN'S GOLDEN CHARM PA M 4/29/1942 BARKER'S ALLEN
440062 ALLEN'S GOLDEN BREEZE PA M 6/01/1942 FISHER'S BLACK MARY
440063 ZOLA MOONBEAM PA M 5/27/1942 ZOLA MAY
440064 ALLEN'S GOLDEN CO-ED PA M 5/19/1942 KIT FISHER
440066 WILSON'S GOLDEN DAWN PA M 5/02/1942 JEWEL WILSON
440067 ALLEN'S GOLDEN BORN PA M 8/07/1942 FISHER'S RED JANE
440068 ALLEN'S GOLD ACE PA S 5/01/1942 JAY BARKER
440077 ALLENS SUPERGOLD PA S 6/02/1940 DAISY MAI BARKER
440078 ALLENS GOLDEN GENIUS PA S 3/28/1940 SISSOM'S LADY
440211 LADY J. YL M 6/10/1937 UNKNOWN
440230 GOLDEN DIXIE YL M 5/17/1942 DIXIE CANTRELL
440473 YELLOW BARBARA YL M 4/11/1941 PEGIE SMOOT
440474 LENA MOONBEAM YL M 3/19/1940 LENA THOMPSON
440475 SALLY ANN MOONBEAM YL M 1/01/1939 SALLY ANN WILLIAMS
440564 ELROD'S YELLOW LADY PA M 4/17/1937 STELLA ELROD
440643 WILLIE B. GOLD YL M 6/01/1938 LADY RED GOLD
440824 JENNIE WILSON W. SO M 1/01/1939 FANNIE WILSON
441155 BROWN YL S 6/09/1935 BERT R.,
442647 MOONBEAM'S GOLD SIS YL M 3/24/1940 JENNIE FRANK
442855 ALLEN'S WHITE GOLD YL M 3/15/1939 ADDIE LEE
443138 ALLEN'S GLAMOUR GIRL YL M 4/15/1938 MAY ANN WINFREY
443463 SPILLERS GOLDEN GLOW YL M 9/17/1940 MERRY MARY
443845 MCGHEE SUNSHINE YL M 4/01/1942 MISS ROB BOWEN
444177 KATE VAUGHT YL M 4/16/1939 MAUD DONNELL
450132 STROLLING LADY GOLD YL M 5/28/1938 CLARK'S MOLLY
450133 ALLEN'S GOLD TONILLA YL M 5/19/1938 LOIS MARIE
450237 MOONSHINE LADY SO M 3/15/1942 KATE MCKNIGHT
450284 MANNAN'S LADY SO M 3/25/1941 BARKER'S LADY MOON
450413 KATY MOONBEAM CH M 4/29/1939 KATY FLOYD
450442 FANNIE BARTON BA M 1/01/1938 FAN TODD
450672 MOONBEAM'S GOLD LADY YL M 4/22/1939 ELINOR TRAIL
450673 MOONBEAM'S GOLD BABY YL M 4/17/1939 MAY ANN WINFREY
450674 MOONBEAMS GOLD DOLLY YL M 4/26/1939 UNKNOWN
450777 MOON LADY GR M 5/10/1943 JEANETTE BARKER
451023 BERRY'S STAR DUST YL M 1/01/1937 LINNIE
451144 MADAM WALKER BN M 4/23/1945 QUEEN BELL
452426 POCO MOONBEAM SO M 9/21/1945 M. C.'S POCOHONTAS
452467 BROCK'S MOONBEAM YL G 9/17/1945 SILVER GAY
452538 BETSY JONES YL M 6/05/1941 JONES' KATE
452687 MARIE'S MARY SO M 2/28/1940 KATE MCKNIGHT
460562 PASCHAL'S QUEEN YL M 6/06/1937 PASCHAL DAISY
461050 GOLDEN BONNIE YL M 4/18/1941 READY'S DOLLY
461450 QUEEN LOWE BA M 5/12/1942 QUEEN YEARGAN
462611 TEXAS MOONBEAM YL S 9/01/1946 SILVER GAY
462862 ANNIE MAUDE YL M 3/28/1939 HATTIE PASCHAL
464064 SADIE GAUNCE YL M 5/10/1942 REDMON'S SADIE
471002 MOONBEAM JANE YL M 3/14/1939 JANE HAL ALLEN
471156 MAUDE MILLER RN M 3/21/1939 FANNY MCELROY
474153 LADY JANE ALLEN B. SO M 3/19/1938 POLLY ANN BELL
480031 NANCY'S MOONBEAM BA M 3/11/1946 DICKEY'S NANCY
480032 LADY MOONBEAM YL M 3/02/1947 DICKEY'S NANCY
480604 ROSE MOONBEAM SO M 3/31/1948 M. C.'S POCOHONTAS
480964 K. MOONBEAM YL G 3/14/1946 TATE'S BESS
480965 MOONBEAM'S SON YL S 3/02/1947 TATE'S BESS
482026 RUSTY MOONBEAM LR S 5/26/1946 MISS PRISCILLA
482054 KING ALLEN MOONBEAM BL S 4/21/1948 MERRY QUEEN ALLEN
991326 GOLDEN LADY H NC M 0/00/0000 UNKNOWN
995085 DAISY DAVENPORT NC M 0/00/0000 UNKNOWN


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