Okay so to start off, I am not planning on Breeding my filly.
I have a simple question...
I have been doing research, because of the fact when I got my filly, she was in with a stud colt the same age as her, I got her 5 months ago, and she was a long yearling, I am thinking she is now 2, or close to it. I have also been thinking a lot, because of other posts on here...
Anyways, what I read in multiple places, is that a filly can start cycling as young as 12-14 months old, and a stud colt, can start producing as young as that too.
My filly Breeze, whom I have had for 5 months, has gotten fat, but lost or grew into her weight, and is now keeping a consistant weight, although she has gained about 25-40 pounds in the last month. I know she is growing and I do believe that is normal. I do not believe she is pregnant. She is a little touchy under the belly when you rub her there, but I think nothing of it, and I just rub until she relaxes.
Also I do know the only way to tell if she is pregnant is to get a vet out.
My question is though What are the chances, in your opinion, that she could be pregnant.
I think she is a 0.000001% chance she is, but I will not know unless I get a vet out, which I am planning on doing in the spring, but not specifically for an ultrasound.
Could a stud colt produce without dropping? I know they can produce testerone, or whatever you call it, because I don't think the stud colt dropped yet, when I picked Breeze up, although the lady who owned her before said, if I bought him, I would have to geld him right away!
So by the sounds of it, chances are pretty good... They have been together since they were born, until I bought Breeze. But neither of them were weaned.
Okay, well hearing this information, I will most likely get a vet out soon, if I can afford it, how much does an ultrasound usually cost, in a price range. If I do get her out sooner then spring, I will get her do an exam and an ultrasound. I hope she is NOT pregnant, because even though it sounds exciting to have a foal, Breeze is just TOO young!
I know a lot of people, who have 'accidental' foal, are really excited, I would be too, if it wasn't so risky, with a 2 year old.
Okay, well, I do know a general exam for horses is 75-90 dollars, but I have no clue about an ultrasound, I will check into it, because I really hope Breeze is not pregnant, especially because she migh have the overo gene, carried because of her blue eye, and I am not sure about the colt.