I raise Canadians here in Rimbey, Alberta. Cobalt was one of our little ones that has found an absolutely great new home. We are expecting this years babies to be showing themselves soon! Any day now the first one will arrive. Can't wait to see our first babies from Pheonix.
A Canadians name always consists of 3 names. The 1st is the farm name that he was bred at. The 2nd is his fathers name, and the 3rd is his name. That 3rd name must begin with the letter of that year. It goes through the alphabet but does not use i,o,q,v. These letters could be confused will others in a tatoo. We no longer tatoo them. They are now microchipped. The rules came in a long time ago and have been followed since. This year is W. These next few years are going to be more difficult to name for sure.
Color wise, they are generally black here in Western Canada, but chestnut, bay, and brown are just as common in Eastern Canada. I have many blacks, a chestnut mare, and a young bay mare. Our stallion, Pheonix, has thrown a bright red pinto filly last year, so we know that he will produce foals with the red gene. Hoping for some chestnuts and bays this year. It would be nice to see some more color represented in the breed in the west.
We have a Canadian Breed Show coming up the 1st weekend in June. Should have some new pictures to share after that one. There are a few pictures from the 1st show this year on my website under the Shows link and then the Rimbey Spring Show link.