Okay, I hope I'm allowed to ask this on the board. If not, please forgive my ignorance. I have always used registered TB mares to breed with. However, a friend has offered me an 11 yr old mare of "warmblood type" that was a rescue off the kill truck. She has unknown parentage/ breeding, but almost flawless conformation and beautiful movement. Without papers, if I breed her to a purebred stallion (whether RID, warmblood, TB, you name it) is there any partbred registry the offspring could be registered with? I've already checked the American Warmblood Registry, and both parents must be registered with a purebred registry in order for the offspring to qualify. This mare looks like she would make an excellent broodmare, it's just a shame that for whatever circumstances she found herself on the wrong road in life. Any advice or insight is much appreciated. Thanks!
In England most breed societies would register the offspring of a registered graded stallion from an unregistered mare into the auxiliary stud book not their main studbook which allows you to at least register the foal. I donít know how many breed societies you have in America or if it works the same but it may be worth looking around if you think the mare is good enough.
The reputable Registries will provide you with a "COP" - a "certificate of pedigree" for the foal, which will of course not go further back than the dam on the dam line. The foal will not be "registered" as such, merely identified.
You could also have the mare inspected, although with no confirmed pedigree, some Registries will not accept her at all, and at best she is going to go into the lowest book. If then bred to a Registered and Licensed stallion (make sure that any stallion you bred to is currently Licensed by the Registry - contact the registry to confirm if necessary - or you will not be able to register the foal easily, or in some cases at all), the offspring would then receive Registration papers, although again, it would be the lowest book as s/he would not have 4 generations of verifiable and suitable pedigree.
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