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    02-08-2013, 12:16 AM
Age Of Breeding

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.
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    02-08-2013, 12:24 AM
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    02-08-2013, 12:24 AM
Fillies and colts can start as young as 8 months as well.

I won't give what the chances are as it isn't something to mess with. If there is any possibility at all she might be pregnant call the vet and have her examined.
    02-08-2013, 12:27 AM
Originally Posted by NdAppy    
Fillies and colts can start as young as 8 months as well.

I won't give what the chances are as it isn't something to mess with. If there is any possibility at all she might be pregnant call the vet and have her examined.
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    02-08-2013, 12:27 AM
Hehehe I was wondering when someone was going to say something.
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    02-08-2013, 12:28 AM
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!
    02-08-2013, 12:30 AM
You can't always tell just by looking. Them boys are good at sucking them bad boys up. You actually would have had to palpated him to feel if they were there or not.
    02-08-2013, 12:39 AM
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.
    02-08-2013, 12:42 AM
Your best bet would be to call your vet and ask. Prices can vary so much from region to region.
    02-08-2013, 12:47 AM
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.

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