Capitano war reinerbiger Schimmel (alle Nachkommen waren Schimmel), dieses kommt nur zustande, wenn dessen Eltern beide Schimmel sind (rein- oder mischerbige). Capitanos Vater war der nicht gekörte Schimmel Grand Vikar v. Colonel/Cottage Son xx a.d. Vase v. Ramzes x.
***On paper the bay Corporal was the sire of Capitano, but even when the stallion was still alive, doubts about the pedigree kept surfacing. This was because Capitano was a grey who dominantly passed on his colour, and is said to have produced only a few chestnut foals. But homozygous greys usually have two greys as parents. At the time in question, a young grey stallion, Vase’s son, Grand Vicar, a brother of Folia, had been frolicking with Retina in the paddock. If the suspicions, which were never substantiated by appropriate genetic tests, are true, then Capitol would be the product of intensive in-breeding, and Ramzes’ blood would be in his genes via Retina and Vase, and a third time via his grand-sire. But we will never be sure about that***