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How early do colts become fertile?

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Michelle Drum
Neonate
Username: Tabwrdd_ridge

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 12:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi

I have a 9 mo old tb welsh cross. Vet says left side hasnt fully dropped has checked him a few times and there has beens some downward movment but in light of the upcoming fly season she thinks we should wait and do him in the fall.

Yesterday I saw him express interest in a coming 2 yo tb filly in teh field. He mounted her and appeared anatomically capable of getting the job done, though mentally I think the actions were more instictive than they were premedetated.

None the less. roughly at what age do they start producing live sperm? I'm sure it's relatively case by case. I'm just not sure if I need to fence off another pasture and get him out of the main field. He is 12.3 filly is pushing 16 hands other mares are in foal, or 16H + and would sooner teach him some manners than show interest in him.

Anyones thoughts are greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
 

Kay Baxter
Weanling
Username: Kaykay

Post Number: 42
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 - 08:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i always remove them spring of their yearling year, or when they show interest such as yours has. I did buy a mare once that was bred by a yearling colt (i didnt know this when I bought her) so it does happen!
 

Colleen Beck
Neonate
Username: Gypsycreations

Post Number: 7
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Sunday, February 25, 2007 - 10:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My neighbor's 10-month-old colt got the job done (by accident, of course).
 

Sara S
Neonate
Username: Sara1971

Post Number: 1
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 01:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello - They can be fertile from 7 months but I understood that if he isnt fully developed in that area that would be an indication that he isnt. However if you really dont want him to breed then you should separate him.
 

Daniel Crouse
Breeding Stock
Username: Sneakers17

Post Number: 125
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 03:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i have a 6 year old mare and a 2 month colt and shes in heat and he tries to mount her (quiet a sight) i first seperated them but after reading this it gives me comfort.



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