George Webb Leopard
An old photo of the reference sire - The Geo. Webb Leopard - antedating the stud book was recently discovered and made available by Mrs. Gene Webb, St. John, Washington.
Floyd Hickman recognized his value as a foal but attempts to acquire him failed. He was owned and used by the Lam Brothers before being sold to Geo. Webb. Lester Riley and Bert Grieb used this horse rather regularly.
He is the sire of such mares as Lavendar and Riley's May #464. He is the maternal grandsire of Maize, who produced Storm Cloud F by Red Eagle, and Riley's Purple Doll, dam of Polkadott Toby by Toby II.
Among his descendants, Polkadott Toby and Marjax Galaxy probably resemble him most closely.
This stallion was known simply as "King" by his owners. He was taught to walk on his hind legs and could maintain this position entirely across Mr. Webb's barnyard. It is thought that rigging in the photo was that used in his training.
It is know that this stallion was sold in California, but the buyer's name is long since lost. In the event this horse is recognized, or may thereafter have been registered by someone in California, your commuications to the breed journal would be appreciated.