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amightytarzan5 04-12-2008 11:49 PM

Suffolk or Italian Heavy Draft?
 
Someone I know is trying to sell this horse who is a draft cross. We know he is part Morgan (somehow) and I'm wanting to know if the other part of him is Suffolk Punch or Italian Heavy Draft.
I don't have the best pictures of the horse for sale, but these are the best I have.

Here is Fredrick (the horse for sale):
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p.../frederick.jpg
That's his head. I don't know how much you'll get from that.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...m/IMG_1797.jpg
This is the best side picture I have right now.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...terandfred.jpg
Another picture of his head and chest.

Okay. Here are some pictures of Italian Heavy Drafts:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...tblutpferd.jpgThis is the picture that made me think he might be part IHD. The butts look exactly the same.

http://www.dkimages.com/discover/pre...774/128582.JPG
This doesn't really look like him though.

Okay, now for the Suffolk Punch:

http://www.mhref.com/breeds/suffolk/images/suffolk.jpg

http://www.rarebreeds.co.nz/suffolk2.jpg

http://cowboyfrank.net/fortvalley/br...ffolkPunch.jpg

The Suffolk Punch looks more like him, so that's what I'm leaning towards, but I want more opinions. Thanks so much guys!

Abby 04-15-2008 03:40 PM

I don't think he is a Suffolk.

amightytarzan5 04-15-2008 04:28 PM

well, he's not full-bred. i thought he looked kind of like one. what does he look like he might be?

Abby 04-15-2008 10:25 PM

Well yea, I'm saying he doesn't look like the Suffolk as his other breed. Sorry, I tend to be vague.

Thats a tricky one, he could be Suffolk but very unlikely as that tends to be on of the rarer draft breeds.

amightytarzan5 04-16-2008 03:49 PM

oh, i didn't know that. i don't really need to know what he is, i was just wondering. so if anyone knows TELL ME!

Sara 04-16-2008 04:44 PM

I think belgian or percheron is more likely. For the sake of argument, I'll say belgian:P Some better body shots might help, but its often hard to tell with draft crosses.

My2Geldings 04-16-2008 09:52 PM

I'm not sure what an Italian heavy draft is but it doesnt look like a suffolk.

Where did he come from?

amightytarzan5 04-17-2008 04:29 PM

i'm not sure where he came from. I don't think he's belgian because those horses are palominos, right? all the belgian crosses i've seen are all palominos.

Sara 04-17-2008 05:14 PM

They come in other flavors:)

This guy, for example is perch/belgian:
http://www.pmufani.org/Stallions/B%20Farm/Dickie.jpg

Not sure what this boy's other half is, but he's part-belgian:
http://www.novelisto.com/images/noche.jpg

Belgian/tb here:
http://www.renaissancefarmtn.com/images/Summer.jpg

Belgian/hackney:
http://dreamerstables.com/myPictures/bandit%20sam2.jpg

Belgian, percheron, clydesdale and shire crosses are probably the most common here in the states...something about the shape of his head just says belgian or percheron to me.

My2Geldings 04-20-2008 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sara
They come in other flavors:)

This guy, for example is perch/belgian:
http://www.pmufani.org/Stallions/B%20Farm/Dickie.jpg

Not sure what this boy's other half is, but he's part-belgian:
http://www.novelisto.com/images/noche.jpg

Belgian/tb here:
http://www.renaissancefarmtn.com/images/Summer.jpg

Belgian/hackney:
http://dreamerstables.com/myPictures/bandit%20sam2.jpg

Belgian, percheron, clydesdale and shire crosses are probably the most common here in the states...something about the shape of his head just says belgian or percheron to me.

Love the first pic of the bay. Gorgeous!


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