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post #21 of 29 Old 11-27-2012, 01:33 PM
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There's a thread in the Breeding Forum called 'Tenakee's foaling thread' that is full of pictures of two, hopefully soon to be three, very pretty Curlys (or is it Curlies?). I don't think they're usually so heavily pregnant looking, though.

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post #22 of 29 Old 11-27-2012, 02:43 PM
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Ah thanks. Just seen what everyone means. I have a feeling where that curly gene may have originated from. Have a look at some of the older types of Andalusian horses (Spanish horses). They have the most magnificent flowing and naturally wavy manes. Have a look at this one. It is a montage of a stallion called 'Templado' who belonged to Jean francois Pignon. This horse had to be seen to be believed. I saw him once in 2007. Honestly, if someon told me this was one of the Heavenly Horses I would have believed it. His beauty both in and out of the 'show ring' was breathtaking. He died of old age in 2008. His mane was 6 feet long and wavy/curly.
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post #23 of 29 Old 11-28-2012, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Would love to see a pic of a curly horse (not Cushings). Never ever seen one. Anyone got a photo?
Google images shows a great selection under "curly horse"
Some I found:
http://white_arabian.tripod.com/bashkirstud.gif
http://static.naturallycurly.com/ima...ly-horse-1.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kQm_FUplnJ...rly+Horse3.JPG

Also I found this site:
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post #24 of 29 Old 11-28-2012, 04:06 PM
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OH quite different from just having a wavy mane. I have never seen a horse with a curly coat before. Its amaing and definitely not Cushings LOL. Thank you for posting this.
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My draft cross gelding's mane, tail and winter coat look just like your pony's, with the exception that my boy's winter coat is longer. He seems to think we live in Antarctica. My boy is Percheron/paint and nowhere in his lines (unless it's so far back that it's not recorded) is there Curly. It's very possible that your pony has shetland or one of the other pony breeds that have a thick, coarse mane and tail.
Hmmm... Interesting....

We have a Percheron/paint colt as well and we (my wife) thinks that the sire was a curly. He does seem to have a few characteristics that I read are indicative of a curly. I personally don't think that his sire "was" a curly, but I didn't know that the curly gene could be carried/passed (although it does make sense).

Ricky's fur is extremely thick like a velvet teddy bear or something. And his mane can be wayyy crazy...





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Hmmm... Interesting....

We have a Percheron/paint colt as well and we (my wife) thinks that the sire was a curly. He does seem to have a few characteristics that I read are indicative of a curly. I personally don't think that his sire "was" a curly, but I didn't know that the curly gene could be carried/passed (although it does make sense).

Ricky's fur is extremely thick like a velvet teddy bear or something. And his mane can be wayyy crazy...





DraftGuy, take a look at my percheron/paint cross. There's pics of him in my barn and I have a picture thread for him as well. Just search "Aires" and you'll find it (if I wasn't on my phone I'd link you). He grows a 4" winter coat and his mane and tail are ridiculously coarse and wavy. He has ZERO curly in him (I've traced his bloodlines on both sides), and his coat looks just like your boy's, just black and white, not sorrel and white.
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DraftGuy, take a look at my percheron/paint cross. There's pics of him in my barn and I have a picture thread for him as well. Just search "Aires" and you'll find it (if I wasn't on my phone I'd link you). He grows a 4" winter coat and his mane and tail are ridiculously coarse and wavy. He has ZERO curly in him (I've traced his bloodlines on both sides), and his coat looks just like your boy's, just black and white, not sorrel and white.
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Haha... I have already done that....

Thanks for the info! I didn't really want him to be curly, some of those guys don't look so hot...
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I own a Curly and have been around numerous ones. There are so many different coats that they can take on. There are even purebred straight Curlies. Look just like a regular horse. They are very cool horses and have the best disposition of any breed I've ever worked with.
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I know that the curly breeder back where I used to live in NV actually takes any of the mustangs that come off the range with the curly coat and use them in their breeding program. Seems to me like it can be expressed in various places, ergo in various breeds of horses, no? Just a thought.
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