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    03-17-2009, 12:52 AM
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Can 2 well bred horses...

Produce a philly/colt that is not desired by that I mean less or much less than the two of them are. I know a lot goes into horse breeding so please spare me the intricate details.


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    03-17-2009, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by ScoutRacer    
Produce a philly/colt that is not desired by that I mean less or much less than the two of them are. I know a lot goes into horse breeding so please spare me the intricate details.


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It can happen. Just because both parents are well bred or even nicely conformed it could be that as a pair they don't nitch. Some breeding lines in spite of being good lines just don't work well. This has been proved in TBs and WB.

Since I know WBs fairly well there are hanovarian lines that are almost always mated in the background over and over simply because they consistantly produce a superior foal while other lines are almost never seen together.
     
    03-17-2009, 08:32 AM
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Yep. Sometimes you can have 2 world champion horses that (in theory) should really compliment each other and you end up with a hideous cull of a horse. That can be quite a shocker. :)
     
    03-17-2009, 03:22 PM
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Yes. It happens all the time. I know of a few who, on paper, should have been something special. The actual horse though... holy cow. I was surprised that the horse was even the breed they said he was.
     
    03-17-2009, 03:29 PM
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Foal
Genetics are so much fun.
I have a 16hh mare, sired by a 14.2hh and out of a 15.1hh mare. Grama on the sire side was 16hh and grampa on the bottom side was 16.1hh.
I've seen 14.1hh pop up from two 16hh horses.
When you look at a horse you have to realize that while you are trying to take away certain little flaws from both that those flaws from both can totally take over and manifest in the new foal.
     
    03-17-2009, 09:20 PM
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Produce a philly/colt that is not desired by that I mean less or much less than the two of them are. I know a lot goes into horse breeding so please spare me the intricate details.

Have you ever seen beautiful parents with a homely child? The same can happen with horsey parents. Beautiful parents don't equal beautiful colts or fillies.
     

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