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post #1 of 30 Old 07-09-2012, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Question Question about breeding... I'm New :S

So I Have a 3 year old mare and obviously not wanting to breed her now but later when she is a bit older. I was wondering what a good age for her to be bred at woulod be. Also she is a pinto with four white stalkings a stripe and bay with large white spots all over her, what colours should the stallion be to get gorgeous colour?

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post #2 of 30 Old 07-09-2012, 06:50 PM
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Well. Firstly, I'd consider the breeding, conformation, and temperament. Then I'd not even consider breeding until your mare has a show record and can contribute back to a breed. Is she registered?

If she went on to have a show record and does have something to contribute, I'd then consider finances. A pregnant mare and the resulting foal take a large financial and emotional investment.

Lastly, never breed for color. While a pretty little colored foal is tempting, it is better to search for a stallion with a proven show record, nice babies already showing, good conformation and a good disposition. Color is last. Unless of course in breeding paints, then you have even more dangers lurking.

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Couldn't agree more with you. Seriously, color is the last thing you want to consider...
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Unless being wary of frame. Then be considerate of the color you're breeding. Lol
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Unless being wary of frame. Then be considerate of the color you're breeding. Lol
Lol, you are right. I do think a lot of people go foal crazy and just want a little baby. Not saying you do, that's just the truth. In all honestly though, they cost a lot and are a TON of work. If you really want to though, you do want to find a stallion sutible to your mare that compliments her, you also want to make sure though she has good conformation as well. Again, if I really sat and went into breeding it would be pages long...

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My mare is paint and I would be breeding paints. She is registered both in PtHA and APHA and of coaurse I would consider conformation and tempermant first! Also she does have a show record but only in local shows nothing big like circuits or anything. Just the paint, pinto, and local shows.

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What is her pedigree?

BTW your mare is a brown tobiano.
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Just because a horse has a show record doesn't give it the go ahead for breeding. There are a lot of nice horses that may never get shown so that would not be a consideration of mine.
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I second appy...your mare is brown, not bay ;)
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post #10 of 30 Old 07-13-2012, 01:15 PM
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I second appy...your mare is brown, not bay ;)
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Tell that to some of the registries. Some people who register their own horses or buy a horse only know to go off papers and end up a different color from papers alone or the registry makes a mistake. Too bad they couldn't have people update pictures for registration just to make sure the color is right.
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