Is she really part Percheron? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
 15Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 29 Old 08-28-2013, 03:40 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: left of center
Posts: 7,065
• Horses: 2
I do too, Claporte. Glad I am not the only one. She has the looks to me!

Signature undergoing edits. Please standby.......
franknbeans is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 29 Old 08-28-2013, 04:59 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Posts: 20,255
• Horses: 3
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!!)
jaydee is offline  
post #13 of 29 Old 08-28-2013, 05:23 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Posts: 14,526
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaydee View Post
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.
Posted via Mobile Device
DraftyAiresMum is offline  
post #14 of 29 Old 08-28-2013, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 170
• Horses: 2
@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.

sing out, sing out !
( things are only getting better )
SeemsLegit is offline  
post #15 of 29 Old 08-29-2013, 11:06 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,489
• Horses: 12
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.
smrobs likes this.
QtrBel is online now  
post #16 of 29 Old 08-29-2013, 11:40 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,793
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corporal View Post
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.
Left Hand Percherons is offline  
post #17 of 29 Old 08-29-2013, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 170
• Horses: 2
@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!

sing out, sing out !
( things are only getting better )
SeemsLegit is offline  
post #18 of 29 Old 08-31-2013, 09:08 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,179
• Horses: 2
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.
my2geldings is offline  
post #19 of 29 Old 08-31-2013, 09:29 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 427
• Horses: 2
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 :)
Oliveren15 is offline  
post #20 of 29 Old 09-01-2013, 12:16 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,365
• Horses: 0
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.
Chevaux is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's the best part of owning a Percheron? tecara Draft Horses 20 02-12-2012 02:32 PM
Any ideas on Tazz's breed? (part arab, part what?) Heatherloveslottie Horse Breeds 17 06-25-2011 03:57 PM
Horse Cruelty - Part Survey - Part Debate EquineLover Horse Protection 11 02-05-2011 11:49 AM
Percheron or Percheron/Cross Cassilynne Horse Breeds 44 06-26-2008 11:35 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome