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post #1 of 39 Old 03-16-2014, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Is he a Fjord cross?

So, I have this senior spotted gelding. Now, I've always been fascinated with his mane, but it wasn't until yesterday when I was FINALLY bringing him in from the pasture that I realized Fjords have the same type of mane. Now, maybe it's just Chief being a special guy, or maybe he really does have some fjord in him. Go take a look (it's really easy to see right now because one of my other horses licked a part of his mane and then it froze and fell off...)


The first picture is just a full body conformation picture and the second is a screen shot of a video because I was taking a video of him yesterday and noticed his mane was missing! Sorry the 2nd photo isn't the greatest though....

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This guy?



No. He's not a fjord cross.

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This guy?



No. He's not a fjord cross.
And how do you know?
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Because he has NO fjord characteristics. Just because he has a black mane under his white hair does not a fjord make.

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Fjord crosses tend to be more stocky. They have a shorter neck and they tend to have thicker necks. Your horse could just have a dun gene. He/she looks like a appy or QH appy cross. Here are some examples

Fjord cross


Mule Fjord


Appy Fjord: These are the ONLY fjord appy crosses I could find. Fjords lose their registry if they are crossed to outside mares.
(note the build of the horse looks more like a fjord)


(this one MIGHT be a fjord cross)
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Fjords are pony height. They are thick, and short. You've said in another thread he's an appaloosa. If he was a FjordXAppy they most certainly would have told you. It's like a Frisian cross...it's a selling point.
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Mule fjord? I WANT.

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I boarded a mare that was half Fjord. We didn't know the other half but she was about 15hh and a sturdy girl. Incredible temperament for kids. She was built like the appy in the first pic. During the winter her coat was snow white and in the summer it would have a pinkish haze to her shoulders, rib cage and flanks.
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Mule fjord? I WANT.


Fjords are smart/opinionated enough as it is...can you imagine a fjule??

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