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2012 Expected Foals

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    01-03-2012, 12:48 PM
  #31
Showing
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Originally Posted by Kansas Spice Girl    
Haha that's so funny!!! I think this is going to be a colt year!
No, No, No, No! I want a filly this time around darn it!
     
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    01-03-2012, 01:25 PM
  #32
Foal
When I was breeding my QH and App mares, I had a foal born Jan. 27th. The rest were all Mar.-Apr. Foals here in WI.
The Jan. Colt was at a disadvantage come show season because of his size competing with younger foals. He had 5-6 mos. Growth on them.
Never ever made that mistake again...............
     
    01-03-2012, 01:32 PM
  #33
Started
We have two.

Thoroughbred mare due in April for her first foal,


Thoroughbred mare due in May for her second foal,
     
    01-03-2012, 01:44 PM
  #34
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters    
Thank you! I'm pretty pleased with him. Anxious to get past the winter weanling fuglies though! The butt thing makes me laugh, my grandpa tried to register one back in the 80s as "Whatabutt" and the AQHA rejected it
HAHAHAHAHA. That is so so funny. "Whattabutt" What a name! I love it! Nothing better then a horse with a nice booty!
     
    01-03-2012, 03:30 PM
  #35
Trained
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Originally Posted by hillside farm    
The Jan. Colt was at a disadvantage come show season because of his size competing with younger foals. He had 5-6 mos. Growth on them.
...............
The 2 foals that are coming in early Feb are in a weanling futurity. Having 5-6 mos growth over the competition will put them at a distinct advantage.

With all that said, I really prefer April/May/June babies because it's much warmer and the weather isn't so extreme when they're born. This year, I'm kind of concerned because it's still in the 50's and 60's and we're in Jan, not a typical winter weather pattern at all. Feb could be really scarey if it turns to normal OK winter weather and gets down in the teens and below zero. I have lots of foal blankets and nice warm foaling stalls but still........
     
    01-03-2012, 03:59 PM
  #36
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
The 2 foals that are coming in early Feb are in a weanling futurity. Having 5-6 mos growth over the competition will put them at a distinct advantage.

With all that said, I really prefer April/May/June babies because it's much warmer and the weather isn't so extreme when they're born. This year, I'm kind of concerned because it's still in the 50's and 60's and we're in Jan, not a typical winter weather pattern at all. Feb could be really scarey if it turns to normal OK winter weather and gets down in the teens and below zero. I have lots of foal blankets and nice warm foaling stalls but still........
I thought the same thing when he arrived in Jan. But because he had so much more growth over the other foals, the Judge's all told me the same thing, there was no other foal his size to compare him with, had there been they would have placed him First.
Good Luck
     
    01-03-2012, 04:38 PM
  #37
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by hillside farm    
I thought the same thing when he arrived in Jan. But because he had so much more growth over the other foals, the Judge's all told me the same thing, there was no other foal his size to compare him with, had there been they would have placed him First.
Good Luck
Well, in Arabians, Bigger almost always seems to be Better. We also don't do comparative judging, they use a score card, so their size won't hurt them and the extra maturity will help them deal with that environment. One is already sold, and the other will hopefully also be sold by the time it hits the ground and I'll go back to non-weanling futurity type stuff. I don't like them and find they tend to be more work and stress than they're worth but the buyers (the 2nd one was supposed to be sold but the buyer lost his job) wanted the futurity angle so I bred a lot earlier than normal for me.
     
    01-03-2012, 04:41 PM
  #38
Showing
That's interesting to me as well Hillside. With my QHs, I don't halter them as weanlings anymore (my working type horses can't compete with the halter bred behemoths) but I do have a few friends that raise halter horses and they shoot for Jan 1 with every foal so they have the size advantage. Bigger the better I guess.

The only benefit for me would be extra time training under saddle, but a few months isn't worth fighting the cold in my book.
     
    01-03-2012, 05:14 PM
  #39
Trained
New_Image. Your mares are just gorgeous! Where in Mi are you? I'm below Grand Rapids about 45 minutes, but we have a cabin up near Cadillac. I love your Black Sabino mare. Very pretty. Who are they bred to? Were you trying for some color? Colored TB's are so breath-taking!
     
    01-03-2012, 06:50 PM
  #40
Green Broke
My 2 expectant mothers are:

BA Chevelle- due in April:




Echo Empress- due in June:




And Golden Ecstasy- the Sire they're bred to:

     

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