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        06-08-2013, 12:18 PM
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    Opinions on line breeding please?

    I am looking at buying a 3 year old stud that was line bred. He dam was bred back to the dams sire. Shining spark colonel freckles blood lines is why I'm told. The sire was a real quiet good mannered stud some was the ****, so also part of the reason they line breed. I here it called line breeding when there good and inbreeding when there bad. If I get this horse and keep him a stud with this affect future breeding earning etc?
         
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        06-08-2013, 08:04 PM
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    So as I understand it your horses mother was bred to her father? This is "line breeding" in its finest (which is just a nice way to say inbreeding). I am not a fan of line breeding as it reduces the gene pool and concentrates both the good and the bad. I know a lot of people feel its important to establish a breed; however, that may be true but there needs to be a line. In my opinion your horse is genetically speaking playing in the shallow end of the gene pool. The issues as to whether this will reduce your horses value is entirely dependent on your horses abilities and talent. Most folks will let it slide if your horse is well mannered, has a good show record and/or some other feature they desire.

    I guess my question would be what makes your horse worthy of being a stud? He needs to have something (other than bloodlines) that make him worthy of staying intact. He is a nice stud and I bet would make a wonderful gelding. What does he bring to the market that is totally unique and new and something that few other horses can offer. Being pretty and well mannered are not great gifts they are expectations, he needs to offer more.
         
        06-08-2013, 10:01 PM
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    Yearling
    Just like you I am new or do not completely understand line breeding. At this time we have 4 horses, 2 mares (11 and 3) and a 7 month old filly and a 4 week old colt, the 11 year old was breed back. They were given to us by a family friend, his dad was a well known breeder in our area and passed away. All of our horses are from the Colonel Freckles line. My uncle jokes that the 11 year old has more Colonel Freckles in her than Colonel Freckles! That being said we have already been asked by a few people if we will sell the foal, (none are for sale). When we got them they had never been touched by a human, now after about 6-8 weeks all but 1 are able to be groomed and touched.
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