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Height of foal

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Deb Anderson
Breeding Stock
Username: Bobs_mom

Post Number: 140
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 09:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Intersting to know how tall your foal is compared to the dam and sire. Any info from previous babies is fun, too!
 

Kathee McGuire
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Katheekj

Post Number: 1602
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 10:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

2009 colt 2.5 months 12 hh, dam 15, sire 17.3
2006 filly 3 yrs, 15.2 hh, dam 15, sire 15.2
 

Ann
Yearling
Username: Northernperch

Post Number: 82
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 11:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We have started measuring pasternsat birth....we had 2 that were 16" (both dams were 17.4 HH) and one that was 15" (Dam is 18.2 HH) at birth this year. We are also measuring ears just for fun. (In a few years maybe we can see if there is any correlation.)

I think it would just be easier to get a crystal ball!
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 2447
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 11:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Alright, here's an interesting tidbit for you! My mini mare who is 30 inches tall, foaled a 22 inch tall baby!! Can we all say OUCH??? This is the equivilant of Ann's 18.2HH mare foaling a 13.2HH foal!! YIKES!! How do these little girls pull it off???
Ann, how big are your foals at birth typically??? I was at the vets one day, and saw clydesdale foal that had just foaled. He was bigger than most of my full grown minis, but was also born dead (they had just pulled him)....so I have no clue if he was bigger than most?
 

Heather Weir
Breeding Stock
Username: Ctcountrygurl

Post Number: 113
Registered: 02-2009
Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 01:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Little Faith is 12.2 hands now at 3 months. Momma is 16.1 hands and the sire was supposedly 17.1 hands. Here's a recent picture of Faith:

http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu12/ctcountrygurl/IMG_2462.jpg

http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu12/ctcountrygurl/IMG_2461.jpg

She's shedding out now so she looks even more funky than in these pictures :-)
 

Ann
Yearling
Username: Northernperch

Post Number: 83
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 10:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Diana...(by the way one of our filies is North Point Miss Demeanor...we call her Dee Dee or DIANA when she is naughty!)

Our babies are about 150 pounds at birth. Probably about 40-44 inches tall at the withers. Interesting thing about drafts...they seem to take a bit longer to stand and nurse then light horses, maybe because of their size? They also tend to be down on their pasterns quite a bit. Our 18.2 HH mare had a peanut this year. But, she is the youngest baby by 2 months and the weanlings were turned out with her today and she is coming on. I dunno...guess it is all relative.

I just really think the entire process is so interesting.

The one mare we thought would try and hide her birth (she is a typical lead mare...no off switch) had her foal when we were all at the barn during the day...and our vet was even there AI'ing another mare. We also thought she would try and kill us if we got close to her baby but she was the BEST...I rolled around in the stall on the floor with that foal for the first few days.

Just goes to show....we just can't know it all!
 

Deb Anderson
Breeding Stock
Username: Bobs_mom

Post Number: 141
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 11:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

May 27, 2008 colt: 14.2 H; dam is 15.1, sire is 16.1. Super stout with alot of leg bone. Hoping he at least gets to 15 - 15.2 hh.

Need to re-measure the filly when I get home from business trip. She was already a full 2 inches taller than her full sibling at a month old (but I do not remember the inches - just on the "kid post" from last foal) :-) Yep - we kept a measure on the pole barn post with the first foal as he grew :-):-)
 

Kris Moos
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kris

Post Number: 1294
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 09:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Precious" 2005 AQHA mare, 16 hands, dam 15 hands/sire 15.3 hands(I think she was the mail mans ;) )
"Jericho" 2006 quarab colt,almost 15 hands, dam 15 hand arab, sire 15.3 hand QH(same sire as Precious)....hoping he pulls off the 15 hand mark if not a little more.
Trooper 2009 AQHA, one month old 46 inches tall and around 200 pounds. dam 15.1 QH, sire 15.3 hand QH (he has put on at least 75 pounds and grown over 12 inches!!!)
 

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

Post Number: 819
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 01:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think it is fascinating how foals grow and how genetics effect the outcome....

here are two colts from 2008....both are by the same stallion who is 16 hh at best....both mares were maidens and about 16.1 hh., both mares come from ancestors of similar size...

here is Kenya and Eminente....this year they continue to be very different sizes....Eminente may be 17hh as an adult, Kenya will be about 16hh.
[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/P1000573.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/100_0324.jpg[/IMG]
 

Heather
Breeding Stock
Username: Lilredbuck

Post Number: 163
Registered: 05-2009
Posted on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 02:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

love the second one Terry! is that Kenya? Is he going to be buckskin?
 

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

Post Number: 820
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 04:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

no Kenya is gray but his base color is EEAaGg: he carries the bay and black gene.....
 

Kathee McGuire
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Katheekj

Post Number: 1606
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 09:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

He is a dark bay. Is mom a bay also?
 

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

Post Number: 821
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 10:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yes...dam is dark bay almost black EEAa and sire is gray EEAAGg



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