Originally Posted by Callisto04
Highbrow Cat has a stud fee of 22500 and a Herda guarantee. His son Sophisticated Catt also has a guarantee and it says:
In the event the mare bred tests N/Hr for the HERDA gene, a hair sample of the foal produced from this breeding must be tested at an approved laboratory before it reaches 12 months of age. If the foal tests H/H for the HERDA gene, the owner must return registration certificate* of the foal and a signed transfer to Brightstone Ranch. Upon receipt of signed transfer, Brightstone Ranch will refund paid breeding fee, and also issue a complimentary breeding for another mare belonging to the mare owner.
* If registration has not been submitted, mating certificate must be returned."
It's a guarantee in case the foal is HRD/HRD.
Why would you even wast your time breeding a N/Hr mare to him? Why wast a year of your mares life with a chance of getting afflicted foal. To me that is stupid. Although I am sure there are thouse out there that would will and have done it. I personally would not wast the time.
The thing is they are not giving a guarentee that the horse will not be a carrier. So you still have a high chance that you will end up with a carrier foal. Not the worst thing in the world but again why take a chance.
I have no problem breeding a carrier to a non carrier but that is as fare as that would go.