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post #1 of 17 Old 03-24-2009, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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Is this a dumb cross

I have these mares which I want to get bred with ether a friesian or Gypsy cob which are only 14.2 to 15.2 hh I don't know which mare to use or which stallion you decide please I need help and needs to be cheap($900)stud free if I go through with it I'll use AI here are mares first is angel 14.2hh bay 15 years old ,2nd Crystal 15hh to 15.2hh 5 year old paint and links to some stallions Ireland
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post #2 of 17 Old 03-24-2009, 02:32 AM
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I love the nose marking on the bay! That's all I have to say!

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Hello my mare is in foal to a friesian stallion and she is a paint I will be expecting a paint cross here in a couple months.. I really like the cross between the two breeds. It all depends in what you are looking for in your cross, your not guranteed a completely looking cob or friesian horse within the foal. You also need to take into account the conformation between the mare (s) and the stallions in which you intend to breed. If your wanting something on the smaller side a cob will probably be your best decision because it's hard to find a friesian in that height range, however it's all just in personal preference as well. I like both the mares, of course Im a sucker for the paints, but like I said you have to take into account conformation, temperament, and all that other fun stuff that goes along with breeding. I hope this helps, I am very into the cross breeding so if you have any further questions you are more then welcome to email me through here or at my email address mybabysewanka@aol.com
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I wouldn't breed to a Friesian unless you really know what you're doing. And you want an approved stallion as well. Friesians are touchy and don't normally cross well. Gypsies don't, either. You don't know what genes would end up where and you could end up with a couple of worthless foals. Just a heads up. I've seen some hideous Friesian and Gypsy crosses.
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I wouldn't breed to a Friesian unless you really know what you're doing. And you want an approved stallion as well. Friesians are touchy and don't normally cross well. Gypsies don't, either. You don't know what genes would end up where and you could end up with a couple of worthless foals. Just a heads up. I've seen some hideous Friesian and Gypsy crosses.
Don't cross well with what? I am not approving the cross but genetics is a crap shoot no matter what you do. Two perfect parents can have an abnormal offspring.

To the OP: If your budget is limited, perhaps a better investment would be to buy a foal on the ground. Then you know what you are getting.

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The service fees for either breed usually start at $1500 and upwards and then if you want to use AI you will be looking at considerably more.

What do you hope to do with a foal from that type of cross?
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post #8 of 17 Old 03-28-2009, 09:36 PM
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Most Friesian breeders frown upon crossing.
I agree with others; most "rare" breeds' stud fees are pretty steep.

Do you have conformation shots of your mares?


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post #9 of 17 Old 04-03-2009, 05:25 PM
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And you want an approved stallion as well.
Unless it's a Half, Warmblood or Sport registry you won't get an actual, authentic Dutch Approved Stallion, anyway. And in my opinion, any Friesian stud with a Stud Fee of under $900 is probablly NOT a Stud worth breeding to.

What's your reasoning for choosing a Friesian or Gypsy? Is their something about those two breeds you feel will compliment or better the offspring of either of your mares? That's typically how you want to look at breeding. I can't tell 'cuz you only have two head on photos of the mares...no conformation shots. And the other question to ask is are either of your mares even worth breeding?

If your plans are to keep this foal forever and ever because you love this mare, and you love Friesians and/or Gypsies, and the foal would be your dream come true for eternity...well then breeding is entirely up to you. No one hear can answer it for you.

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i'd say go for it. i mean even if the foal isn't drop dead gorgeous it could still be awesome in its own little ways.

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