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Im breeding my Mare to this stud, but i cant figure his color out???

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        12-17-2012, 11:09 PM
      #21
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    I just want to add, Grey's are beautiful but do come with some health concerns you want to be aware of.
    Please read this info about Grey's and Melanomas, My old grey stud has had several melanomas removed (ones they actually affected him, some made it hard for him to poop) While others he still has make it so his mane and tail are falling out. Some are over his eyes and invade on his vision. So you might want to think about whether or not you actually want to deal with that.

    Also have you raised a foal before? It's a lot of fun, but also seriously exhausting and frustrating. Are you prepared for an aggressive stud colt if that what you should end up with? If you were to fall on hard times what are your back up plans for your horses? Is there someone else you know who could care for them?

    I wonder if maybe you'd be an ideal home for say a Nurse-mare foal. These are mares who are bred at the same time as an expensive show horse (or sometimes mares who die giving birth) when their foals are born the nurse mare's foal is taken away and the given the other mare's foal to raise (so the other mare can go back to competing right away). The other foal is typically sold (bottle fed until they get sold) or just thrown out.
    I think if you're up to the battle of raising a foal you may want to look into raising one of those unfortunate souls instead of producing another?
    I'm sure you've thought everything through a million times over, but I really do plead with you to look into other ideas, like foal adoptions. :)
         
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        12-17-2012, 11:41 PM
      #22
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    Ive raised 4 but only two were really mine. The other two were my friends. I had a colt and a filly. I've thought long and hard. Im very prepared for what would happened. I want to breed to the stud and I've looked into adopting but the place near where I live , they don't have any foals right now. But if they get any before the time I would wanna breed my girl. I would have to take the foal. And I would like to apologize if I've offend anyone, I really didnt mean to, just its hard for me to bite my tongue.
         
        12-17-2012, 11:45 PM
      #23
    Foal
    Also I've read a lot on what your talking about with grays. I was scared for my gray pony mare for a long time with it, and still do. The people that own her now, I've warned them that it could or could not happen with her, so to look it up and read more on it.
         
        12-18-2012, 01:52 AM
      #24
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    Sadly, just another person breeding grade horses, without even knowing the first thing about what responsible breeding entails.

    Lizzie
         
        12-18-2012, 06:08 AM
      #25
    Foal
    Seriously if you don't have anything to say about what the op is asking don't go and comment. You don't know her personally so you don't know what she wants the horse for or what she knows. Also not all people just breed horses for the fun and fancy of it. Nobody wants to read negative comments that aren't really related to the subject. And yes I do know that i'm contradicting myself by posting this but it needs to be said as there has been two negative comments on this post and its not needed.


    I think that no matter what hopefully you'll end up with a stunner :) Good luck :)
         
        12-18-2012, 06:11 AM
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    Sadly CattieD, the OP has made it perfectly clear, as to what she knows and I found her knowledge necessary to become a breeder, very seriously lacking.

    Lizzie
         
        12-18-2012, 06:18 AM
      #27
    Foal
    How do you get that she is lacking from this thread?? Also you've got to start some where and there are plenty of people around like vets that can help. Also from what I've read the op doesn't understand breeding colour not the actual working with horses. Which I must add most people who own horses don't care about colour.
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        12-18-2012, 06:28 AM
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    Originally Posted by CattieD    
    How do you get that she is lacking from this thread?? Also you've got to start some where and there are plenty of people around like vets that can help. Also from what I've read the op doesn't understand breeding colour not the actual working with horses. Which I must add most people who own horses don't care about colour.
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    One of the "just colours" that she may be dealing with is fatal, so, yeah, I think not knowing about it is a serious flaw in terms of breeding.
         
        12-18-2012, 06:43 AM
      #29
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    Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
    One of the "just colours" that she may be dealing with is fatal, so, yeah, I think not knowing about it is a serious flaw in terms of breeding.
    Yes but where in the post does it say that she has no understanding of taking care of a foal/horse?? We've just breed three of our mares and colour has not been considered. Also I must point out that most breeders I know, don't even put much thought into it as its generally not thought that "colour" is dangerous. I think that its a bit uncalled for the comments and that your nudge to test for lethal white overo was the way to go about enlightening the op to the subject instead of saying that she doesn't know anything about breeding. To me she has a grey stallion and a Chestnut mare that she wants to breed which would most likely (from experience) result in to-be grey foal or a grey flecked foal. Which is from what you've pointed out is not the way to think and that breeding where colour is concerned more dangerous than I thought. I know everyone has there opinions but I think that some comments are uncalled for.
         
        12-18-2012, 10:53 AM
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    Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
    He looks grey because he is grey.
    **chuckle**
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