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post #1 of 7 Old 12-10-2010, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Help me choose a STALLY! (for my Shetland mare!)

I just can't seem to pick out just one for my mare! I will be breeding her this Spring, but I want to get him picked out early so I have time to think about it. She's dark brown/black and is probably 9/10hh. Yes, I know what I'm doing so please don't chew my butt about it and please stay on topic. (we board them at a Shetland Pony/Mini Horse breeding farm, so the staff is super experienced with shetland/mini foals and everything.) and this would be her 3rd foal. She's an awesome mom and we have an awesome vet .
SO the fun part! Picking out a stally!
I definately want some color, but her past two foals have both been the same colour as her (both full sisters, the sire was a bay Shetland). So I'm finding a different stallion. It's hard to find a Shetland stallion, so I'm open to both Shets and Minis. I'll post possibilities when I find them.
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post #2 of 7 Old 12-11-2010, 12:44 AM
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I answered your same question in the other post you made. Have you DNA'd your mare for colour? I'd do that first. This way, when chosing a stud and if he's DNA'd also, you'll get some idea of what your mare might produce.

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post #3 of 7 Old 12-11-2010, 02:22 AM
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Do you have photos of your mare?

What type of foal are you looking to produce?

Are we talking the american shetland or the short fuzzy shetland?
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post #4 of 7 Old 12-11-2010, 05:30 AM
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What's the purpose of your breeding? I don't know much about Shetlands other than the fact they're adorable, so what are you planning on doing with the foal? If pedigree counts, I'd say shoot for a superstar stud that has produced foals with good dispositions/conformation (all the good stuff) that will make a valuable foal with good genetics and ... well, a purpose. Would also love to see pictures.

I'm so busy, I don't know if I've found a rope... or lost my horse...
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post #5 of 7 Old 12-12-2010, 03:34 AM
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If you were in Britan I know which stallion I would recamend as you not I have no idea because I don't know what makes a good American shetland or good blood lines in America. Sorry I couldn't be much help.
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post #6 of 7 Old 12-13-2010, 04:05 AM
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Do shetlands AI? I know its rare to find a mini that does. Are you willing to ship her to a stallion, or stuck with local? I will try to find somee nice shetlands in your state later, but as for minis, Timberview has awesome boys. No idea if she stands them to outside mares. She's who I got the mini stallion in my avatar from.

I recomend looking for a shetland or an AMHR/ASPC shetland. While you can reg the offspring of a shetland and a mini, there's more value in a purebred shetland (something to keep in mind even if you plan to keep the foal). And if the baby stays under 38" it can also be registered AMHR.
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post #7 of 7 Old 12-13-2010, 06:08 PM
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Color, (no offense) should be one of the last things you're looking for. I would (as another poster said) have her DNA tested, and find a stallion who's also tested to help determine color.

Go with a well conformed registered boy, but as others have asked, are you looking to go out of state?
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