I’m not a purist in the sense that the original is better because it’s the original. But I haven’t seen many if any designer clowns that I thought looked as good as the normal colorations. This one definitely included.
So they've been trying to breed the blue in clowns for awhile now. It was first discovered a few years back by one of the breeders but was not consistent. A lot of this has to do with inbreeding...to yield designer clowns.
if you look at most the clowns (occs and maroons, at least) closely, they all have a hint of blue... just a matter of bringing it out more apparently.