Foaled c1779, West Springfield, MA.
Justin Morgan's son signed an affidavit that said \I know that my father always, while he lived, called him a Dutch horse.\ Dutch horses were imported frequently to Quebec.
A pedigree like this would explain two genetic sources, leading to possible homozygosity when two descendants of Figure were crossed, for each of Figure's prepotencies he tended to pass on so consistently:
* speed from being over half Thoroughbred
* an Arab look from his TB ancestors, plus a rumored Arab, Sportsman, up close
* strength, vertical neck, thicker mane and tail, a tendency to throw dark coloring,
with little white, from a possible Dutch source, leading Justin Morgan himself
to always refer to Figure as a Dutch horse.