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        03-17-2014, 11:52 AM
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    Originally Posted by MsBHavin    
    Fjords are smart/opinionated enough as it is...can you imagine a fjule??
    oh right o.o good point. Well I can just put it in my backyard to stare at, then :)

    I actually wouldn't want a mule at all I think. My mare had a mule filly that I had the...pleasure...of halter/lead breaking. Probably the biggest challenge I have yet faced with equines...and she was a MINI!
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        03-17-2014, 06:13 PM
    Endiku, it's true that training a mule isn't for the faint of heart and I don't particularly enjoy it, but if you can get one that's broke, they are worth about 3 times as much as a horse with similar training. They really do make awesome mounts because they're so smart.
        03-17-2014, 08:32 PM
    Green Broke
    Saddle bag..yes it was from the Fjord registry itself, and even The Canadian Fjord registry wont accept any cross breeding. ;( And IF someone tells something that sounds off, I double check with the registry, I phone, email to see if I get the same answer.
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        03-17-2014, 08:50 PM
    I looked it up long ago. Its the same for the friesian registry.
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        03-17-2014, 10:07 PM
    Like the others have stated there is not a drop of Fjord blood in his veins.
    When people cross a fjord with anything what were they thinking? The answer is beyond me.
    If you want a fjord buy one. Shalom
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        03-18-2014, 03:49 PM
    Green Broke
    Why crossbreed any breed ? Its the same with Arabs, why cross breed them. There are large stocky arabs around, not the SE, but the polish and russian types.
    Why crossbreed a QH , TB or Drafts.. But if the draft had never been xbred then there would be no warmbloods .
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        03-18-2014, 04:22 PM
    I'm very surprised that they'd do that for breeding for mules. I could understand not wanting to dilute the gene pool by outcrossing to other breeds, but mules are sterile 99.9% of the time (there is that one in a million molly mule who will surprise people). They're genetic dead ends so other than holding a mare back from producing a fjord foal for a year, I don't really see the logic.

    I would love a fjule, seriously drooling over those pics! Nothing is as bad as a pony/mini mule, IMO!
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        03-18-2014, 04:30 PM
    Originally Posted by stevenson    
    Why crossbreed any breed ? Its the same with Arabs, why cross breed them. There are large stocky arabs around, not the SE, but the polish and russian types.
    Why crossbreed a QH , TB or Drafts.. But if the draft had never been xbred then there would be no warmbloods .
    Arabs were used to develop most modern light horse breeds. It makes sense to cross arabs with other breeds to add refinement and endurance. Same goes for the TB , andalusions, and barbs. Without those 4 breeds the modern horse as we know it would not exist.
    When you crossbreed you should expect to get a blend of both breeds.
    Fjords and Freisians breed true and I see no reason someone would want a fjord cross. The fjord mule was the only exception. Fjord traits are unique . If you want a fjord buy one. I have seen just as many undesirable Friesian crosses as desirable ones. Shalom
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        03-18-2014, 06:51 PM
    Green Broke
    My fjord mare is quite short and stocky. And if I wanted a more versatile foal, I would cross her with a freisan . No fjord stallions around here that I know of.
    But this is getting off topic. People cross breed for many reasons.
        03-18-2014, 07:00 PM
    There are many reasons to cross breed but I understand the registries stance on it. Its one of the oldest breeds, they want to keep quality and they don't want 1000 fjord muts running round lowering the value of the purebred. I don't always agree with it but I can understand it.

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