OK, I'm sure most remember my posting about my colt not dropping his penis to urinate some time back. Well, got another rather "delicate" question to ask.
My colt is now 17 weeks old. My plan is to geld him in October when the weather is cooling down and the flies aren't so bad. About once a week or so, I'll duck my head and take a peek to see if his testicles have dropped. Finally,earlier this week, I started to see something back there besides just folded skin. My question is, at his age, about how big should they be? I'm trying to get an idea on whether they're both starting to drop naturally, or if he could possibly still be retaining one. Just trying to think ahead in case he ends up being cryptorchid. My plan of gelding in October isn't set in stone, I can wait on him if need be. Just thought it would be perfect weather time. So, any suggestions? For an idea on his size, he's a friesian/TB cross. Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on this topic... (and you can make any kind of joke or pun you want to out of that! )
Well Paige, My colt is going to be 2 in January and I JUST last week found both testicles! A good friend told me to check when he was laying down and resting as I was always seeing one not 2. Low and behold, when he was laying down and resting there were 2 itsy bitsy bumps, he didnt appreciate the groping, but I was able to feel both. So it may be this october or maybe next october lol!
Thanks, Holly! Hard to catch him laying down any more, he's so active. I've heard he likes to sunbathe during the day when I'm at work, but when I'm home it's all play, play, play. But I will definitely keep that in mind. I know I'm just trying to be paranoid. After having to put his mom down when he was only 7 weeks old, I'm extremely protective of him, and still worry over every little thing. But thanks again!
I understand, This was my first colt and I am pretty clueless. I have taken pictures and so on to ask friends about his boy bits. There are so many instances where things can go *wrong* that I wanted to be sure what I was looking at. My colt still doesnt act studly at all. Sometimes I wonder if he will ever. Its ironic as the colt I have I had to pull him from his mom at 7 weeks old. The people that bought my mare while she was bred dang near killed her she had colicked on a gut load of worms. I pulled him, treated him, (they didnt treat him when they took the mare to the vet), and finished him out on fresh raw goats milk. So I can understand how you feel!
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