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post #31 of 40 Old 06-14-2013, 04:24 AM
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I don't think I could personally handle a worse, but they are beautiful with their marking! I agree with ^ with some breeding tweaking and proper handling zorse will probably become more common and trainable. It will be very interesting to see.

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post #32 of 40 Old 07-13-2013, 09:36 AM
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I don't think I could personally handle a worse, but they are beautiful with their marking! I agree with ^ with some breeding tweaking and proper handling zorse will probably become more common and trainable. It will be very interesting to see.
I agree. If they become more popular, you will start seeing people handling generics differently to try to get certain traits over others and get an easier to handle or more athletic or even more colourful animal. Definitely intriguing to sit back and watch.
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Adorable but I'm sure she can be a nightmare if she wants to be!

Does seem like it would be an interesting challenge.
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post #34 of 40 Old 07-13-2013, 02:29 PM
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Over in the U.S.A, there's a zorse used for eventing.
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All so interesting.

So I'm wondering....what would happen genetically, if a Gypsy Horse, homozygous for tobiano, were bred to a Zebra? It would obviously be a spotted horse, but would the dark colour, be striped? I'm thinking, maybe so.

Again wondering. In most animals, responsible breeders, breed for good temperament and weed out those who do not have good temperaments. Since hybrids can very seldom reproduce, it would be very difficult to form a line of these striped crosses, with solid temperament in mind. Each would be a new hyrbrid. So I suppose, to get these hydbrids which are more reasonable to handle, the horse used, would have to have an absolutely solid temperament and be known to have already reproduced it reliably. This would likely, produce a more easily handled, Zorse or other Zebra type hybrid.

Certainly, I'm thinking that some breeds of draft horses, with their usually solid temperaments, would be a good cross. I have noticed (I think) that most of these Zorses etc., seem to often take on the body type, of the horse used. So now I'm thinking of how fab a Zorze etc. might be, if half Zebra and half American Saddlebred.

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All so interesting.

So I'm wondering....what would happen genetically, if a Gypsy Horse, homozygous for tobiano, were bred to a Zebra? It would obviously be a spotted horse, but would the dark colour, be striped? I'm thinking, maybe so.

Again wondering. In most animals, responsible breeders, breed for good temperament and weed out those who do not have good temperaments. Since hybrids can very seldom reproduce, it would be very difficult to form a line of these striped crosses, with solid temperament in mind. Each would be a new hyrbrid. So I suppose, to get these hydbrids which are more reasonable to handle, the horse used, would have to have an absolutely solid temperament and be known to have already reproduced it reliably. This would likely, produce a more easily handled, Zorse or other Zebra type hybrid.

Certainly, I'm thinking that some breeds of draft horses, with their usually solid temperaments, would be a good cross. I have noticed (I think) that most of these Zorses etc., seem to often take on the body type, of the horse used. So now I'm thinking of how fab a Zorze etc. might be, if half Zebra and half American Saddlebred.

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I believe that you are correct and the dark parts of the paint would be striped. I have seen photos of a few and that seems to be the case. I know that, with age, some zorses will turn grey. Very similar to a grey horse although they lose all of their stripes in the process. Tigger, the Zorse I owned, has a good chance of greying out. Her mother is grey and you can see where she is starting to grey on her underside and inner legs in the photo I previously posted. I am attaching a photo of her full brother who has very impressive markings. I was told that he passed away at a fairly young age so it is not known if he would have greyed out or not. Another photo is of a paint Zorse (some call it a Zony because it is part pony). Very interesting.
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I remember reading that zebras and zebra hybrids were used in Britain to pull carriages, but I don't think I saved the link. Now that I'm thinking about it, it might have been the Quagga that was used... To teh Googles!

Okay, so all I could find was Wikipedia, and we know how that is... It claims an intact stallion was broke to ride in two days, and one guy was famous for his zebra carriage. I was right- Quagga was preferred, but it is now extinct.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebra#Domestication

Second back-up to the carriage with an interesting view on domestication: http://www.livescience.com/33870-dom...-criteria.html

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I'm wondering if when bred to a roan, what the outcome of that would be? *drools* Now THAT would be a pretty pony.

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post #39 of 40 Old 07-20-2013, 03:41 PM
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She's gorgeous!!! I'm in loooove :).
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