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Sex of fetus?

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Ann
Breeding Stock
Username: Northernperch

Post Number: 155
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 08:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ok...does anyone know if it is possible to sex a fetus? I want to say our vetsaid she did it at 45 days but it may have been 60. She acted coy like she knoew that what the sex was but she would not tell us.

In light of some recent issues that have come to light rgarding the practice, I suppose everything is now suspect...such a shame. Anyway, does anyone know if it is possible to tell the sex of a fetus at any point before 60 days post conception? Or ever?
 

Samantha
Breeding Stock
Username: Dressage_diva333

Post Number: 898
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 09:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yep, it's possible, I believe it's around 50-60 days. I had it done once, thankfully they were wrong LOL.

I know a few breeders who do it routinely, it helps if trying to sell in utero to say that the vet 'thinks' its a colt (or a filly). The mare I had done was about 55 days I think, and they seemed pretty sure it was a colt... of course I was fairly devastated because I REALLY wanted that foal to be a filly. Turns out they were wrong, and the mare delevered a beautiful filly, it made it that much more exciting :-)

I haven't had it done on any others, either it's going to be a colt or a filly, and there's nothing I can do about it lol.
 

Holly
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 1903
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 10:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My vet also said between 50& 60 days. Unfortunately she told me this at day 73. LOL.
 

Ann
Breeding Stock
Username: Northernperch

Post Number: 156
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2009 - 08:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks ladies! I have to get my husband to that course stat! (It's in Jan.)

I am feeling like our Larissa mare will have a colt...and I think he will be something special. Don't ask why...just that strong feeling. As for the rest of the girls....I have no idea!

So far we have never had a colt born on the farm....so I suppose we are due. If we have 4 more fillies this year I am going to sell our water!!!
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 2738
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2009 - 12:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hahaha!!! Ann, I'll be first for delivery on that water. I have gone 7 yrs without EVER having a colt....and in 2008 i had one, and 2009 i had 2....I hope this isn't a pattern. LOL I really would like to stick to all fillies if at all possible....PLEASE? haha!! Send me the water!!!!
 

Samantha
Breeding Stock
Username: Dressage_diva333

Post Number: 900
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2009 - 02:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LOL, I'll take some of that filly water too!!! Although I had 3 fillies, and 2 colts this year, I would have LOVED for it to be 5 fillies, and 0 colts!

I'm hoping for all fillies in 2010, though then I'm going to have to make some decisions, because I want to keep all four of them if they are fillies. So maybe they should be colts so I'll sell them LOL.
 

Holly
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 1904
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2009 - 06:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I need some of that water! I have only had one filly and she was a mule. One girl goat out of 6 boys!
 

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

Post Number: 902
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 01:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You would have many takers for that water....I have always had half colts/half fillies but have found the colts sell faster....that was a surprise to me. I am not tempted to keep them either so good for the pocket book.



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