The American Royal goat is bred on a a foundation of 100% Savanna blood. Color is allowed in the breed standards of the American Royal. Breed up programs to Purebred are encouraged. Breeders are challenged to develop their American Royal herds with a strong emphasis on field hardiness and performance, while keeping a constant eye on sound body traits. Yes color is totally acceptable in the American Royal herdbook; however, this is the place to work your performance programs. The American Royal herdbook is not simply a color based option, performance testing is encouraged.