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post #21 of 29 Old 09-08-2013, 06:57 PM
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I don't see the Percheron in her at all....and I have two of them...both dapple grey. Smoke was a beautiful dark dapple when she was younger, as she grew older to mid teens went almost white and now in her 20's is a flea bitten grey.

Trixie on the other hand...is white with little freckles here and there...

That one head shot of her straight on, first thing I thought was Arabian. All the Percheron crosses I know are tall, or tall and long and built or tall and big feet....never that short.
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post #22 of 29 Old 09-08-2013, 08:55 PM
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I want to say yes to having percheron. I own one and think her head and face say percheron.....also her feet. But, not sure with the height part. Hmmmmm. I also own a draft cross, not sure which draft she has in her....possibly fresian.....and she is only 14.1hh and very stocky. So, who knows???....Just enjoy her...she is gorgeous!!!
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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!
Not all grey Percherons follow this greying pattern. I know some purebreds I met on a drive that were almost pure white before age 10.

This mare could be part Percheron. Problem with crosses and grades is you will never know for sure unless you know who did the original breeding and verify through them. Crosses can pull more from one parent or the other when it comes to looks.

As for height - there is a perch mare cross (know she is 1/2 perch as they know who her dam is) that barely stands 14.3 hands.

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QtrBel, your 'QH that had that wave and was just a tank' made me giggle and think of our boy... First pix is of his wavy mane and second is of his tank... He is all QH even though he is 16.2 and almost 1260#.

SeemsLegit, I love the pretty eye of your mare in the first image link!
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I see Percheron in her as well. She actually reminds me of a Percheron cross I used to have.

Lets ignore her color. Grey is dominant. It could be any parent that passed that down- doesn't mean it came from her draft blood.

From behind she definitely looks Percheron. From the side, not as much.

Since she does have draft blood, have you tried her on the PSSM diet? She could fill out even more!

As for size, horses are weird. I know one horse who's parents were both 15'1 and he was 17 hands and 3x as muscular. He was a standardbred/QH cross. Most people guessed he was warmblood.

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I see Percheron in her as well. She actually reminds me of a Percheron cross I used to have.

Lets ignore her color. Grey is dominant. It could be any parent that passed that down- doesn't mean it came from her draft blood.

From behind she definitely looks Percheron. From the side, not as much.

Since she does have draft blood, have you tried her on the PSSM diet? She could fill out even more!

As for size, horses are weird. I know one horse who's parents were both 15'1 and he was 17 hands and 3x as muscular. He was a standardbred/QH cross. Most people guessed he was warmblood.
Yeah, my draft cross' parents were supposed to have been 15.2hh and 16.1hh....she is only 14.1hh.
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I can see some percheron in her. Here is my Percheron X QH.
People ask me all the time what his breeding is.

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Taffy your gelding is one of the nicest Percheron crosses I have seen in a while, lovely coloring too. I see why you are so proud of him.
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Personally, I don't see Percheron. But I'm hardly an expert on the breed. She's lovely either way!
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