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Sex of new foal

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Pam Romjue
Neonate
Username: Pammy

Post Number: 7
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 11:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ok, this is going to sound like a REALLY dumb question. My mare foaled this morning and I can't tell if I have a colt or a filly. There is no penis, just what appears to be teats - BUT under the tail it looks like a colt. Just a rectum and no apparent vagina. Am I missing something or does the vagina develop later and is it possible it is just small and I'm not seeing it? I've only been around colts so I'm very confused. Any and all help will be much appreciated!!!
 

Pam Romjue
Neonate
Username: Pammy

Post Number: 9
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 12:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've done some more checking and it is a little boy. What I thought were teats is his sheath, but it really did look like two teats hanging there! Now, my question is his penis must be up in the sheath will it drop? Is that normal? He's about 5 hours old. Thanks in advance for any and all help!
 

Robin
Breeding Stock
Username: 1horselady

Post Number: 107
Registered: 09-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 01:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

dont feel bad, my girlfriend had the same problem when her colt was born, it took a few hours for it to drop down.
Are you going to have your vet out to do blood work and check levels? If so ask him/her when they get there. I "think" it can take a bit for it to drop, however i am a mare owner, i am sure someone else will have a more definitive answer.

Congrats on your new baby boy!!!
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2415
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 02:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Congrats on you new baby boy! Don't worry once his little willy finds it's way out he will have it hanging out all the time for awhile :-)
 

Kathee McGuire
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Katheekj

Post Number: 1322
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 03:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes... I had to look a couple of times, also. Sterling is my first colt. Now he is very proud of his outdoor plumbing.
 

Jodie
Weanling
Username: Bambis_mom

Post Number: 34
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 05:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yup my colt loves to show his stuff their so funny!
 

Jonathan Smith
Breeding Stock
Username: Kynwatch

Post Number: 228
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 05:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pam,

That would have cost you a case of beer for the post foaling season bash here!!

It may be a day before he drops out to urinate. If it is any longer your vet may need to check and see if it is bent back on itself. We have to straighten out 5 or 6 a year when they get stuck.
 

Pam Romjue
Neonate
Username: Pammy

Post Number: 10
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 06:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LOL!! Ok Jonathan the beer's on its way!!! Thank you for the helpful information!!!
 

Pam Romjue
Nursing Foal
Username: Pammy

Post Number: 11
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 06:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This bulletin board is so great!! Thank you everyone for all the helpful information!!! I felt like a complete idiot this morning!!!
 

Kathee McGuire
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Katheekj

Post Number: 1327
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 11:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From my first colt experience, I have decided you lift the tail and you have fillies and "not fillies". That is the way you tell the difference!
 

Ad TB
Breeding Stock
Username: Ajvtbs

Post Number: 791
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2009 - 08:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's the way I do it too Kathee. One hole=colt, 2 holes=filly!!
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
Breeding Stock
Username: Watchman

Post Number: 695
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2009 - 11:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The board knows I already made this fundamental mistake this year...announcing a filly and finding i had a colt...LOL...he didn't show his stuff until about 12 hours after birth...I was embarrassed but learned to apply the one hole, two hole trick and check at least twice...
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 903
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 02:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello Pam. Congrats!

I just had to respond to you. I had my first foal (a colt) last year, and it took several peeks before I knew the sex. When I posted on this board, I still didn't know the sex.

Anyway, glad all is well.
 

Holly
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 1742
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 10:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I also just found this topic! LOL I also do the lift the tail and check! My mini colt also hid his boy parts for the night, next morning he was all boy!



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