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        08-28-2013, 03:40 PM
      #11
    Trained
    I do too, Claporte. Glad I am not the only one. She has the looks to me!
         
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        08-28-2013, 04:59 PM
      #12
    Super Moderator
    I see half Percheron too
    Crossing horses is such a lottery, we had two Cleveland bay x TB mares and they looked totally different - one was very Cleveland and 16.3 and the other was 15.2 and very TB in looks
    If you look at my Clydesdale x arab, Honey who is barely 15.2 its impossible to see any arab in her at all, its mostly her height that stops her looking like a pure Clyde (we clip her feather and facial hair off!!)
         
        08-28-2013, 05:23 PM
      #13
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    I see half Percheron too
    Crossing horses is such a lottery, we had two Cleveland bay x TB mares and they looked totally different - one was very Cleveland and 16.3 and the other was 15.2 and very TB in looks
    If you look at my Clydesdale x arab, Honey who is barely 15.2 its impossible to see any arab in her at all, its mostly her height that stops her looking like a pure Clyde (we clip her feather and facial hair off!!)
    Same with my gelding and his half sister. Same sire, but they couldn't look more different. Aires is built almost like a friesian (at the moment) and has loud pinto coloring. Piper is built more like a tank (very Percheron) with not a lot of white. They're temperaments are complete opposites, too. Aires is quiet, willing, smart and easy-going. Piper is strong-willed, constantly tests you, and is spooky.
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        08-28-2013, 07:57 PM
      #14
    Foal
    @DraftyAiresMom - The mane is definitely one of the few things making me thing she's part draft. Most Quarter Horses I know have super thin, soft manes, whereas Willow's certainly tends to be a wild, wavy, coarse mess. C;

    So, it seems like the general consensus is she's got Perch in her? I appreciate everyone chiming in, as well! I've been curious to say the least.
         
        08-29-2013, 11:06 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    I think the color once you have read the original post can bias a person's guess especially if they have seen pics of perchs that have greyed. She looks QH to me. I've seen both paints and QH with that wavy type of mane. My fav horse to ride when I was in college was a gray QH that had that wave and was just a tank. Most thought he was a short draft and not a big QH. My paint mare is another one with that wave, she's mostly QH with quite a bit of foundation. There may be some draft and while I would say perch I wouldn't say necessarily half.
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        08-29-2013, 11:40 AM
      #16
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    Originally Posted by Corporal    
    Percherons are born black, fade to dapple and get pale grey when they are pushing late teens. I can see the draft but not the Percheron. Beautiful horse!
    In North America, black Percherons have been the predominant color for the past 75 years. In the past 15 years the breakdown has been over 60% blacks. Attend any large Percheron show and the blacks will outnumber greys 3:1. Sorrels and bays will also account for about 2% of the registered stock in Canada and the US. In France, greys are over 95% of the breed and most blacks are the result of importing black NA stock to improve the grey gene.

    All but one of my black foals were born black and stayed black (or they wouldn't of been black in the first place). My first filly was born grey (2 black parents) and turned black. Some greys are born black, bay or grey but they are still grey from day one.

    I can't open the pictures for some reason so I can't comment on her build. She's a X. Her size isn't going to be an average of her dam and sire. It is the genes she ended up with. Same goes with her color. There's always a small chance that the resulting foal will be a different color than the parents based on their makeup. I'd be looking at her movement equally when trying to figure out her genetic makeup.

    There has been so much TB infused into the quarter horse breed that many of us have a different opinion of what the breed should look like. Currently, they barely resemble the short, full bodied, compact ideal the breed was based on.
         
        08-29-2013, 02:38 PM
      #17
    Foal
    @Left Hand Percherons - I could get a video of her working, if that would provide you with something to go off of? C: I have casual clips of her running in the field etc, but I can take her into the arena and get w/t/c and post it?

    Once again, thank you everyone!
         
        08-31-2013, 09:08 PM
      #18
    Showing
    I really don't see percheron in that horse. I don't really see any draft at all actually. She is very top heavy, but a lot of breeds can be that way such as quarter horses or any other mix. I would have said it was MAYBE a draft if it had more features of a heavy horse, but big body doesn't tell me it is.
         
        08-31-2013, 09:29 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    I personally see a lot of Percheron in the head and face and a bit in the feet. But the body is pretty slim. I'd say Perchy-Quarter cross with maybe something else too. Gorgeous horse btw :)
         
        09-01-2013, 12:16 AM
      #20
    Green Broke
    I think she has draft in her probably from many generations back and quite probably percheron. She reminds me of the old style working ranch horses - range bred without fancy pedigrees but extremely useful and hardy. I like her.
         

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