Found some stallion, need opinions?
I posted a thread a few days ago maybe, about wanting to breed my mare. I've found a website that has very nice stallions, all proven blue ribbon world champions, and world grand champions. I like mostly all their conformation. I was just wanting to see what some other people thought. I've been looking at my mares pedigree, and the other stallions. I was wanting to put some good bloodlines in the foals. I really dont want the foals pedigree to be of the same good horses. Like have the same horses in its sires, and its mothers. Im the type where i want different, great horses in it. If i make sense? But, its not that big of a problem for me, if the stallion has produced winners, and is a exceptional horse hisself with a proven show history, i'll be fine with that.
I've found a website with alot of stallions i like. If you click on their names, it will show their pedigree, some history on them, and pictures. The stallions i really like on the link im about to include are: A Strong Dollar, The Stonecutter, Simply Dangerous, and The Silver Bandit. Im really liking The Stonecutter, and A Strong Dollar because their coloration just cathes my eye. And i love both of their sires. And i also love Simply Dangerous's sire, Gen's Armed and Dangerous. But its very difficult choosing. Here's the stallions page: Stallions | Rising Star Ranch I'll also include my mares pedigree, i had to make it, as i couldnt see her registered one due to my TWHBEA membership running out: Americas Sweetheart Tennessee Walking Horse
Please help! Need some opinions on all the stallions. :P
I remember vaguely in your other thread you mentioned a budget in terms of the stud fee. As I'm sure you know, in horses, you really do get what you pay for, and if the stud fee is low, there's certainly a reason. Because of this, I would really steer clear of Simply Dangerous and The Silver Bandit. They don't seem to have done much, and there's just something I don't care for in their appearance, especially the Silver Bandit.
The other two studs are nice. A Strong Dollar has a nice pedigree on his Sire's side, but not a whole lot that is noteworthy on his Dam's. The Stonecutter is more well-rounded, lots of champions in there. He's actually closely related to my horse! :)
However, A Strong Dollar seems to have more titles under his belt. This is definitely a plus.
I'd ask for videos of these two, descriptions of temperament, etc. If it's possible, visit their farm... It would be immensely helpful to see the stallions in person.
Compare the temperament and confo to your mare. Maybe get back to us with some conformation shots of her, if you haven't already. (I don't remember from the last thread.)
MY pick from the studs on the site, if it were my mare, would hands-down be Generator's Silver Dollar. He's turned out some NICE horses in the past. Don't discount him just because he's a bit pricier. He's worth it!:wink:
I'll throw a wrench in the works. What has your MARE done that makes her a good candidate for breeding? Pedigree is only a very small part of breeding and anyone who breeds paper to paper is not looking at the whole picture.
The amount of the stud fee is only a little indicator of the sire as well. Why is the stud fee so low? Is it because it's the stallions first foal crop? Or does he carry a genetic lethal that brings the price down? Or is he older and having trouble settling the mares? There's a lot of homework that needs to be done before the breeding is bought.
She's won numerous ribbons, and ones in Raleigh at the big horse show, I dont have any good body shots of her right now, but i'll be going to get some. In my opinion, i'd say she has a pretty nice body. Price isnt worrying me too much now, after i thought about it. Im really liking A Strong Dollar. And like you said above, i was thinking the same about The Silver Bandit, and Simply Dangerous, and ruled them out after thinking. Im -really- leaning toward A Strong Dollar. But i just cant decide between him, or the Stonecutter.
If anyone finda anymore TWH stallions, please post them! I wish i had the money to breed her to some of the $3,000-$4,000 stallion, but i dont. Im doing my best to keep searching for some nice studs. Also, i was wondering this, do chrome stallions, or overo ones, always through colored foals? I remember hearing when i was little that they did, or maybe that was just my young brain thinking they did, lol. And a friend thinks the mare she has is going to throw a overo since she bred her to one, the mares straight black, no white on her. Anyone mind to clarify?
Oh. Also, be careful when you try breeding for loud paint patterns because you have to consider frame carriers and their chances of producing a lethal white foal. And frame is very talented at hiding, spin wouldn't Ben chance it of I didn't feel confident in what to look for.
Even that sometimes fails an experienced person. Solids can carry frame.
And I messed my own post up. Short answer was no, breeding to a loud colored stud or one with chrome can still produce a solid foal
Don't breed for color.
Walk It Out, do not discount a stallion that might be related to your mare.
If they have o couple of ancestors that are related that should not be a problem.
In fact it might give you better chances of getting a foal with the qualities you desire.
Good luck. Shalom
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