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    01-18-2011, 02:03 AM
I was glad for the extra info, I tend to be facinated by color oddities, I would NEVER breed for them, but they are interesting. Very currious what would be learned through color testing.

He for sure should be gelded, no doubt about that, he's still a baby though, I've never gelded one that young, so it doesn't seem that weird to me that it's not been done yet (now if he was a 2 year old, it'd bother me), but then I've also never sold one that young either, so I may just not be thinking that way. But if he was mine he'd be gelded before going simple because of the irrisponsible breeder attraction.

I do hope he's bought by some wonderful owner that just wants a sweet gelding to love, and I really hope they don't come here and see how he's been torn apart. Luckily for me I know I have the most perfect, gorgeous horse ever, and I'll just stick my fingers in my ears and hum really loudly if anyone tries to say differently. His new owner may not have that skill.
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    01-18-2011, 09:38 AM
On the gelding that young thing... As soon as both testicles are palpable they can be gelded. Pistol (our pony colt) was gelded at 3.5 months with no complications and worries.
    01-18-2011, 03:09 PM
ND Appy - I'm vaguely familiar with this colt - through another location. I wonder if we are talking about the same place/group?

I agree that the colt is overpriced and fear greatly that the owner got took. Even with a unique color, the conformation issues make the colt not worth breeding - and whatever mutation caused the multiple colors may not be inheritable. That's the problem when one tries to breed for color.

I have no issue with someone wanting to breed for color - but there needs to be more than just color in the animals produced. I would hate to see a line of uniquely colored horses produced that can't be used for anything but pasture puffs!
    01-18-2011, 03:16 PM
Dee - that could very well be that we are.
    01-18-2011, 03:22 PM
SOOOO precious!! Love the color(:
    01-18-2011, 07:38 PM
I think he is a cutie pie. He would make a good gelding, nothing really says that he hasn't been gelded yet, they didn't mention future stallion or anything in the add, but seems like others know a lot about him.
I think he is in baby stage, which also might affect his color right? Maybe both the colors will darken with age. I have seen black and brown and white on a horse before, it could turn into that.
As for his price, far to high for a baby. Would maybe be half of that. Maybe.
    01-19-2011, 09:56 PM
Around here (in Oklahoma, where this colt is) even $500 is high. I was at an auction not long ago where some clydesdale/thoroughbred weanlings sold for $25 each. I was sick - some of them were gorgeous - one was black with four white stockings and a white mane and tail. That's color for you - and $25. You just KNOW they went to a kill buyer...
    01-19-2011, 11:27 PM
Babies do go through ugly funks. You should see my mare as a 2yr old. EW HAHAHA
    01-20-2011, 02:14 AM
I don't think it's fair to say this colt is ugly... those are terrible shots if you're looking for conformation. <- An excuse I hear all the time when people are actually asking for conformation critiques. Yet now, when the photos weren't posted for critique (at least not of the conformation), everyone is trying their darnedest to critique. Everyone is probably talking about this photo:

And truth is, that photo makes him look awkward. But, he's parked out, he's at a funny angle, and he's got his winter fuzzies. Not to mention he's just a BABY!

SO, to answer the OP's question, I think his color is very unique indeed, and he is a very rare true tri-color. :)
    01-20-2011, 01:24 PM
I've actually seen pix of him without his winter woolies, and he's actually a very nice little horse. Not breeding quality, but no really bad conformation faults. If I was in the market for a colt with color, I would have a serious look at him...

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