Cross colt, what breeds?? Can anyone help??

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    03-29-2011, 12:30 AM
Cross colt, what breeds?? Can anyone help??

I am picking up a cross colt that's about 1 and a 1/2 in the next few weeks, he was rescued from a horse mill where he was malnourished and underweight. The woman I am adopting him from, has him back to a healthy weight and good standings overall. She wasn't sure what breeds he is, but we're sure he's a cross. Seeing him in person, we're thinking he's a Morgan x Frisian, from the appearance of his mane and feet. I'd just like to try and know what he is. I've decided to rename him Jurne, because of what he's been through.

Anyone have any ideas? He is pretty dirty in the pictures, his paddock is thawing out and he likes to roll in the mud. (:

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    03-29-2011, 06:44 AM
It is difficult to tell by looking at a horse what it's breeding might be, especially a cross bred one. Having him DNA tested would be about the only sure way to know what his breeding. Now that he has some weight and condition on him he looks great.
    03-29-2011, 08:18 AM
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Sorry I can't help you but I just have to say he looks very cute I love the last picture
    03-29-2011, 11:23 PM
Not really sure we could help by looking at pictures, but he is a cutie. I would agree with Candandy as far as possible DNA testing goes if you are seriously curious. When he matures a bit, sheds out etc (I would expect around 2 1/2 to 3 years old) your vet might have a better clue as far as judgment by bone structure, the shape/carriage of his head, and the way he carries himself. Not sure whether I gave any advice or just carried on, but again he is quite a cutie and kudos to you for rescuing a youngin and giving him a new and forever home like he deserves ^^ God Bless!
    03-31-2011, 01:31 AM
Thete is no DNA test that can tell you what breed(s) a horses is unfortunately
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    03-31-2011, 08:58 AM
My suggestion on DNA testing was a "wild card draw". Meaning I really wasn't certain it would shed some "light" on a horse's breeding.
    03-31-2011, 03:13 PM
Ok I wasn't sure. A lot if people think their is a horse breed test. In fact their are only certain markers that "may" be associated with a certain type of horse. The fact that most breeds aren't what they claim to be would make it almost impossible nit to mention that most breeds are a combination of other breeds... You know how it is. A QH with a lot of TB blood might test to be something else than a QH. In fact, a recent mtDNA study showed that the closest relative to the TB is a shire. I'll have to post that study here it's really cool.

I could see Morgan in there, I don't see Fresian, but that could change as he matures. However, colorwise he is definitely brown (similar to bay but a different version of the agouti gene) and he looks like he may go grey... Maybe
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