03-09-2013, 12:05 AM
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Hi Ashley. Can't remember if I've critiqued this girl before, so will go by what I see now.
She looks quite tall for her age. This could mean she will possibly be taller than the average Gypsy, so might take longer to mature. Tie her tail in a knot, just below where you have the braid, like the Gypsies do in the UK. It will help keep her tail cleaner. Let it out when fly season starts.
At this point, I'm liking her neck. So many Gypsies have much shorter necks than I like. She has a pleasing head, with the 'lucky' white ear, that the Gypsies in the UK, love to see. She has good bone, which goes with her body. She also has good feathering, although some has been burned off - probably due to the mud during this last winter.
She is bum-high. Not surprising at this age. I would like to see her tail set, a bit higher. She appears to be a little straight in the rear. I'd like to see more angulation. However, she is just two and it might be the pic or the fact she is about to go through the uglies. And don't be surprised if she does. I might have told you before, that the most beautiful Gypsy my daughter ever produced, was absolutely fabulous as a baby. Then she became SO ugly, that Steph wouldn't even let visitors see her. She really was that bad. Then suddenly, she blossomed and because gorgeous again and still is.
Your girl is pretty tall on the leg at the moment, but as she bodies-up, I expect that to change. Gypsies often take a long time to mature. Remind me of her breeding.
Typical Gypsy, nosing about in your car. Steph found Halcyon (who lets herself and others out) wandering about her front room, the other day.