Show Genetics- Foal's Worth
I am going to breed my mare soon.
- My mare has 2 horses in the Top Ten for APHA. (1st and 5th)
-The Stallion has 1 ancestor from the Top Ten. (10th)
My question is, how much will the foal be worth, since some of these lines are rare, and since the foal will have 3 relatives in the Top Ten for Paint horses?
(The price would be for a 8 month foal)
Thanks so much!:D:D:D:D:D:D
No one can even begin to answer that question.
And if your breeding to make money, don't. LoL, You'll be lucky to barely break even after stud fees, vet fees, feed for mare/foal etc.
There are way to many variables to answer this question. Just because the foal will have 3 top ten APHA horses in her pedigree doesn't mean squat unless those are the lines people are looking for. I do a lot of looking at horses online and many have great horses in their pedigrees and they are going for next to nothing right now.
It all depends on the foal. The color, the gender, the training level, the disposition, the athleticism, the trainability, the show record, the potential and yes, the pedigree.
It also depends on the economy. Right now isn't the time to be breeding horses to sell. There are SOOO many of them out there right now that needs homes and aren't finding them because many people can't afford horses at this point in time.
Ontop of that, you have to hit the right person. Just because you produce what you think is a great foal, doesn't mean other people are going to think its great and pay what your asking. You have to breed for what's hot on the market right now and unfortunately if you don't reach that market, you might have a yearling, then a 2 year old, then a 3 year old on your hands. Or it'll be selling for dirt cheap.
I see you talking about what the stallion and mare's ancestors have done - but nothing about what the mare and stallion themselves have done. Bloodlines are not the be-all/end-all of the worth and value of a horse - and most people are going to look at the actual parents FIRST and the rest of the family tree after that.
A person at a show was interested in my mare's foal. That is the reason I am asking for a price.
Thanks everyone for all your time and advice!
I was never ready until mid to late June.
Yes, May/June was always a great time for showing. The lady was interested in my Mare's pregnancy.
Only having 3 relitives that showed isnt much. I like to see the Sire have won, and has PE. And same for the Dam.
I have seen foals that have a pedgree with over $3 million earnings.
They are many ways to earn money and many things that don't pay.
For me I mostly showed my babies at halter.
But, many of them went on to win big.......however, not much in money.
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