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post #1 of 9 Old 07-30-2014, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Selecting a QH Stud

Hi all.
I've put a lot of thought into it and think i have decided to breed my quarter horse mare.

She is a grey, 14 hand, cow bred quarter horse. She is fast at a sprint and very cowy, however isnt very quick where agility is involved and isnt very turny. She currently falls into the 3D-4D in IBRA open division barrel races.

My question is, what kind of a stud should I be looking for? I want an all around rodeo type horse from her with the speed and go to run barrels and the intelligence and focus to rope.

I have checked out a couple of stocky hancock bred blue roans that would make nice cow bred foals, and have also looked at some taller speed bred studs. I really like Guys Streakin Volley and Duckin Fire.

While color is a very minor priority, I would like to stay away from greys. I love my grey, just would rather not have another.

Paying no more than 800 stud fee.

Thanks for any help and suggestions:)
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She has the chance to foal another grey 50-100% of the time depending on whether she is heterozygous or homozygous for grey.
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Do you know what the likely outcomes would be if I bred her to a blue roan? A palomino?
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It all depends on what your mare's base color was before she greyed out. Without knowing that, it's difficult to say.

With roan, depending if the stud is heterozygous or homozygous, there's a 50-100% chance of roan. With a palomino, there's a 25% chance of the foal inheriting the cream gene.
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If she's homozygous for grey she will throw that gene 100% of the time, giving you a grey foal 100% of the time because grey is dominant. If she's heterozygous for it, you have a 50/50 chance each time. Do you know what color her parents were?

If you really don't want another grey, I would go buy a foal the color you want that is bred the way you want it. That way you will get what you want 100% of the time. Breeding is always a crapshoot, you could have 2 of the best parents and get the worst from both.
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Thanks for the replies.

Reason I decided is because I have considered it a lot in the past but have never had a good time to as I use her to compete. It looks like we will be moving her out to my grandpa's pasture land with his broodmare for about one year-a year and a half. I will not be able to continue competing with her during that time.

Color isnt a huge deal but she was rose grey/grullo before greying.

Im much more concerned with built. Would a cowbred mixed with a running bred produce a goal with both speed and mind?
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Color isnt a huge deal but she was rose grey/grullo before greying.
Which was it? Rose grey is just another stage of grey. Grullo is black dun. What color were her parents?
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Guys Streakin Volley. I love that stud, every baby I've seen from him has been nice. My mom has a filly by him born this year.

You do have to accept that the foal might take more after your mare though. Breeding is never a guarantee at anything.
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All 'dese foaling threads... *sigh*

You should find a stud that not only fits into the disciplines that you wants, but also produces solid babies, and compliments your mare nicely. Those on the thread with more experience can give you better suggestions with a picture of your mare.

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