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    10-09-2010, 08:09 PM
The only thing I would say is that if he doesn't have papers, then it doesn't matter how rare the breed you think he is, is, he will not be admitted to the breeding pool. If he is worth breeding from for himself, and he is lovely, then it is for you breed responsibly.

DNA testing cannot prove a breed, it can only give the chance of the horse being of that breed. Some of the rarer breeds have unique alleles, but these can show up in crossbreds too.
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    10-09-2010, 08:12 PM
It's pretty hard to say whether he does or does not have a "dish" face from one picture from that angle. He actually looks a lot like those in the link that Alaska posted.

I have no idea what he might be (the only drafts I really know much about are Perches and Belgians), but he seems to be a lovely specimen of a draft horse, though his back seems to be a bit longer than what I am used to seeing. Maybe that's because he is so short for a drafty. So long as he is easily managed, then I see no reason to cut him. If you are very particular about the mares that you breed him to and only breed mares that will complement him and produce good stock to good people, then you will not be contributing to the overpopulation problem..
    10-09-2010, 08:14 PM
I think I may have found your answer..its been years since I've done research on the belgian/flemmish breeds...

The white marble horse....
American Boulonnais Horse Association

    10-09-2010, 08:18 PM
Green Broke
Are you sure? DNA proved the Caspian breed that they have been trying to bring back. And that's been a few years ago.
    10-09-2010, 08:18 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Alaskadraft    
I think I may have found your answer..its been years since I've done research on the belgian/flemmish breeds...

The white marble horse....
American Boulonnais Horse Association

I posted this on the previous page.
    10-09-2010, 08:21 PM
LOL I guess Solon beat me too it...husband just got a new tv and needed help with the remote!

IRON Grey which is the color for ardennes is a DARK GREY with your guy being white or near white...I find this post very interesting and will come back to it as soon as I get back from I said new tv and accessories need to be purchased!

    10-09-2010, 08:32 PM
Clydesdale? They have lovely feathers and leggy legs.
    10-09-2010, 08:35 PM
Green Broke
Not a Clydesdale, that much I know!
    10-09-2010, 08:40 PM
The only thing is that he has so many more feathers than most the pictures of a Boulonnais.
    10-09-2010, 08:44 PM
Green Broke
Boulonnais don't have feathering. That's why my friend thinks it's a cross.

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