I would say FQH, except that he seems very upright for a traditionally bred foundation quarter. Generally they seem downhill, bulldoggish, with a laid back shoulder. Doesn't mean all of them are this way: our 100% FQH mare has a very large, steep shoulder and a looong back, while not being downhill. Your boy looks to me like he is definitely qh, but probably a mix. He seems very small, and actually really reminds me of our QH/Connemara cross. Who knows :)
I see part draft in him. I think he's mostly QH with maybe some Belgium. His feet are so drafty. He is a really wonderful horse who is so solid. Just my type! There's something about his legs that reminds me of Z, who is half Irish Draught and half Thoroughbred. IMG_3554.jpg
Lets not forget that Joe Hancock was part draft. Percheron if I am not mistaken. There is a lot of draft in QHs. I just sold a purebred QH of Leo and Hancock breeding with very big feet. He is 15 hands and weighs at least 1350.
I stand by the Foundation QH observation I made earlier. I also have a mare bred the same way that is very stout and big boned. Shalom
Joe hancock was a quarter black percheron.. by now I would say the draft is bred out unless someone kept adding black percheron to the blood--its still clear to see he's 1/4 perch.
^two eyed jack
He is a fqh and what the breed looked like after a few more generations of breeding-- he does not look like a perch at all-- that's what todays fqh looks like.. the perch was bred out over the years.
My foundation Hancock gelding has feathers. I don't have many pictures with the full effect since I tend to trim them up, especially in the summer, not a fan of mud ball feathers.
I have seen a lot of quarter horses with feathers, but if they are shown, they tend to be trimmed up to look more presentable, I would expect Two Eyed Jack was definitely clipped up for any pictures ;)
I don't think this horse is full quarter horse though, his shoulder and neck are too upright, it tells me there is at least some draft in there, perhaps 1/4 draft (belgian?) 3/4 quarter horse? I don't see Halflinger. He has a carriage horse build with more hind quarter muscle.
Blue smoke- your boy is very good looking- I had to look again.. that's the coolest roaning I've seen! Lol. You know they call the big fetlocks snake bite stoppers? Lol.
I beg to differ about two eyed jack- just because I've seen some of his offspring and grand babies-- they were very short coated. Had fetlocks but not like joe hancock- up the backs of the legs, lol. They got the usual show trim for halter but wasnt that hairy as most stock breeds or like joe hancock at all-- I think the breed had evolved a lot by then though.
Thank you, he gets very roan in the spring when he is shedding out, belly and butt mostly.
I guess I was going more for, IF he had feathers, and he may have only had some extra hair on his fetlocks or none at all I don't know, that they would have likely been clipped for the sake of a neat and clean appearance for photos, such as those you posted.