|Posted on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 01:50 pm: ||
I have a friend with a 10 month old pinto warmblood colt that she is considering keeping as a breeding stallion, assuming he passes at inspection. I am concerned though because at this time he only appears to have one testicle. Shouldn't they both be descended by now? What is the normal time frame for them to drop? Should it happen at the same time?
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 04:06 pm: ||
normally a colt will have both testicles by the time they are 10 months to a year old. Now it is not uncommon for the second one to be a bit higher than the other. but you should be able to feel for them both. Alot of times they will draw them up if they are nervous or scared but you should still be able to feel for them
Bobby Ann Abbott
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Friday, June 03, 2005 - 03:58 pm: ||
My Paint TB stud colt didn't completely drop his second testicle until he was about 2-1/2 and I had one at work that didn't drop the second one until he was three. So time is what they need.
teb (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Sunday, August 21, 2005 - 11:58 am: ||
My 5 month old colt only has one testicle dropped at the moment. Haven't tried feeling for the second one as I don't know what to feel for. I feel a right dumb ass on this one as have been around horses all my life, but haven't felt for any testicles. Anyway, been reading that it could take until he is 2 for it to drop. This isn't an ideal situation as he is out with a filly who is 3 months. She recently lost her mother. Thing is they will probably grow up together and I was planning on gelding him in the fall or spring. He has no studish tendencies at the moment. Any advice. Also if I geld him in the fall, if the 2nd testicle drops, will he less masculine? My first colt, not sure of the protocols here!
em (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 09:22 am: ||
I had a welsh colt that at two still had not dropped his second testy, we had him operated on by the vet, from what i understand the testies have to come down through a ring and sometimes only one comes down while the other gets stuck, when the vet operates he has to 'fish' the second one out and pull it down through the ring ... the pony healed up as normal. It cost double the price of normal gelding but it was a reliefe to have it done.
Post Number: 50
|Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 04:50 pm: ||
If their testes are descended fully at 2 1/2 months, (I dont know if this is early or not) can this be an indication that they may reach sexual maturity earlier than others?
Post Number: 177
|Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 07:51 am: ||
Teb I dont know if its of any help but cowboy didnt drop his other marble til he was 2 and even then it was tiny and really high up.Ag I have no clue but I would imagine that they may mature early.Deena