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post #1 of 14 Old 11-12-2009, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Is it possible to determine the gender of a foal by which side of the mare is fatter?

A folklore method states that if the pregnancy bulge is on the left, it will be a colt, if on the right, it will be a filly. Can the members of this forum confirm this theory?
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post #2 of 14 Old 11-12-2009, 10:06 PM
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I havent bred any horses, but that sounds very interesting!! Haha I wonder if it is actually true! Haha next time I see a pregnant mare in going to check which side it fatter :P

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post #3 of 14 Old 11-12-2009, 10:39 PM
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hmm I don't know is that their left or right or yours facing them? Misty was bigger on her right and it was a colt

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post #4 of 14 Old 11-12-2009, 11:42 PM
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A folklore method states that if the pregnancy bulge is on the left, it will be a colt, if on the right, it will be a filly. Can the members of this forum confirm this theory?

Only if it is possible for the foal to change sex in the middle. One day the mare will be larger on one side then the other and the foal will shift and that will change.

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post #6 of 14 Old 11-13-2009, 07:51 AM
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Sounds more like "an old wive's tale". Each time my wife was pregnant, family members would tell her she was carrying a boy or a girl depending on if the baby was high or low in her womb. They were usually wrong - which is pretty bad considering there was a 50/50 chance of being right.

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yeh aand if she carries for 13mths it wil come out with a set of shoes on
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post #8 of 14 Old 11-13-2009, 05:18 PM
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Sounds more like "an old wive's tale". Each time my wife was pregnant, family members would tell her she was carrying a boy or a girl depending on if the baby was high or low in her womb. They were usually wrong - which is pretty bad considering there was a 50/50 chance of being right.
women have a neat bump coz when its a boy their arses go massive
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Sounds more like "an old wive's tale". Each time my wife was pregnant, family members would tell her she was carrying a boy or a girl depending on if the baby was high or low in her womb. They were usually wrong - which is pretty bad considering there was a 50/50 chance of being right.

Nine of my friends and relatives hav been pregnant in the last few years and some even told they were having a boy and I always guessed right even proving the doctors wrong on two seperate occassions, I have never had a baby, I just get a feeling.
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post #10 of 14 Old 11-15-2009, 04:58 PM
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women have a neat bump coz when its a boy their arses go massive
oh boy...


Anywayyyyyyy... my mare is pretty evenly round. But like it was said before the baby does move from day to day, so they will be bigger here and there on one side or the other sometimes.

All I know is I have a pretty darn strong mare. At 10 months pregnant she rolled ALL the way over UPHILL! She impresses me, that girl....
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