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post #21 of 55 Old 03-13-2011, 09:53 PM
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Sorry sweetie, not everyone can sugar coat and tell you just what you want to hear. If you insist on breeding her, I would choose a nice Arab stallion.
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post #22 of 55 Old 03-14-2011, 12:18 PM
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1)She technically is a designer breed horse kinda like a goldendoodle.
Um, no. An unregistered Quarab is 'technically' a grade horse. Just like a goldendoodle is nothing but a mutt.

Besides, if you've already bred 'millions of times' (no hyperbole there, right? ) WTH are you doing asking about basic color genetics? I'd think for such an experienced breeder, you'd already know those things.

Pointing your finger at other peoples' shoddy breeding practices doesn't make you look better by comparison. That's like a pedophile saying, "Well, I only molested one kid. There are others out there who do dozens! They're sooo much worse than me!!!"

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
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post #23 of 55 Old 03-14-2011, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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OK. Im done. I might not even breed her. She's had foals before. Im NOT for slaughter. Breeding ONE won't hurt the world. Not like the foal would be for anyone else anyway. A nice trail horse I could care less. Mutts are normally the better breeds anyway. No more opinions needed. My mare will be dead in a few more years of course but not from giving birth. No more opinions needed.
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post #24 of 55 Old 03-14-2011, 05:10 PM
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OK. Im done. I might not even breed her. She's had foals before. Im NOT for slaughter. Breeding ONE won't hurt the world. Not like the foal would be for anyone else anyway. A nice trail horse I could care less. Mutts are normally the better breeds anyway. No more opinions needed. My mare will be dead in a few more years of course but not from giving birth. No more opinions needed.
wow. what kind of answer is that? do you EXPECT her to die in a few years? is that saying something about your ability to care for your animals or are you attempting to be funny?

also - "Breeding ONE won't hurt the world" is a bit silly to say. i'm pretty sure if every single person who had a mare that they thought had even the slightest chance of having healthy foal had that thought - we'd be exactly where we are now with an overabundance of mediocre horses. genius.
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I'm also confused by what you are saying with "She'll be dead in a few years anyway".. Is she up there in age or something? I can't remember if you said how old she is, but if she's in her late 20s, I wouldn't breed her in the first place.

And I agree with Crimson -- Every other person probably thought "One more horse can't hurt". That ends up being quite a few horses.

If you do ever breed her, your best bet would be to breed to her an Arabian stallion that complements her and fixes her flaws, not just some fugly animal that happens to be homozygous black. At least then the foal could be registered half-Arabian. You won't get much for colour though. The cream dilute doesn't exist in Arabians, so no buckskins, palominos, cremellos, or perlinos. If you want a buckskin or palomino, buy one.

And as for "mutts" -- One of my dogs is a mutt and he's probably the best dog I'll ever have, but he was probably an accidental puppy as his litter was just dumped on a doorstep when they were a few days old. But I DO NOT agree with "designer breeds" for any animal. It's ridiculous and destroying breed standards. Poodles do not need to be bred with everything just to get dogs that don't shed. Horses are the same way: If all you do is mix breeds, you're ruining breed standards.
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wow. what kind of answer is that? do you EXPECT her to die in a few years? is that saying something about your ability to care for your animals or are you attempting to be funny?

also - "Breeding ONE won't hurt the world" is a bit silly to say. i'm pretty sure if every single person who had a mare that they thought had even the slightest chance of having healthy foal had that thought - we'd be exactly where we are now with an overabundance of mediocre horses. genius.
Well ya. In a few by meaning (I hope) A loooong time from now. She isn't old at all.
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I'm also confused by what you are saying with "She'll be dead in a few years anyway".. Is she up there in age or something? I can't remember if you said how old she is, but if she's in her late 20s, I wouldn't breed her in the first place.

And I agree with Crimson -- Every other person probably thought "One more horse can't hurt". That ends up being quite a few horses.

If you do ever breed her, your best bet would be to breed to her an Arabian stallion that complements her and fixes her flaws, not just some fugly animal that happens to be homozygous black. At least then the foal could be registered half-Arabian. You won't get much for colour though. The cream dilute doesn't exist in Arabians, so no buckskins, palominos, cremellos, or perlinos. If you want a buckskin or palomino, buy one.

And as for "mutts" -- One of my dogs is a mutt and he's probably the best dog I'll ever have, but he was probably an accidental puppy as his litter was just dumped on a doorstep when they were a few days old. But I DO NOT agree with "designer breeds" for any animal. It's ridiculous and destroying breed standards. Poodles do not need to be bred with everything just to get dogs that don't shed. Horses are the same way: If all you do is mix breeds, you're ruining breed standards.
She is 6. By a few years I mean maybe at least 13 years from now. Ig I keep her health the way it is now she will live a healthy life. The vet checks her at least once a week (family friend, visits often) And he says she looks better and better everyday. I prefer No perlino or cremello anyway. If the horse I would like isn't the color I want it to be my loss. I don't care. I love my horse and spoil her rotten just would like a nice little colt or filly from her to remind me of her and carry on her lines. I have been trying to find an Arab stud around where I live, No luck. Thanks for being friendly though. Mutts are mutts. I love my mutt.
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Is this the same mare from the other thread of yours?
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Is this the same mare from the other thread of yours?
Yes. She is the same one.
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post #30 of 55 Old 03-14-2011, 06:33 PM
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Wait.. so you just got a horse and suddenly decided you wanted to breed her? If she's a rescue, did she come with papers? Because you said you want to carry on her lines..
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