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........