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Post  swancreek on Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:55 pm

Connie, 1/2 Andalusian, 1/2 Arabian. This is her March 29th

Due April 11 had a foal this afternoon, April 4, at 12:15.

She`s either a smoky Black, Smoky Brown or sooty Buckskin. 3 hours Old with Bernie.

3 hours old and full of it already with the cattle ( she`s bred to work)


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Too Cute!!!!

Post  nicky_ann on Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:46 pm

Your Baby is too cute, congrats on a safe and healthy birth Very Happy
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Post  swancreek on Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:44 pm

Thanks! I think once the other 3 mares, and donkey decide they are going to foal it will be bam bam bam...bam.
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Post  sierra on Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:16 pm

What a darlin'! Reminds me of Black Beauty with that filly's big bold star Smile
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Post  swancreek on Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:39 pm

LOL! yeah it does doesn`t it?? She is a dollie! Out with the other horses already, 6 days old and loves to be patted!
Look at this baby born on the 9th.
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Post  ABSOLUTELY RADIANT on Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:09 pm

Congratulations!! They are both adorable looking....gotta love foals and their soft noses, with soft hair.
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Three fillies in a row!

Post  swancreek on Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:56 pm

Here is the filly that was born on April 4th, almost 2 weeks old now here is the same filly on the 15th....
Here is the latest filly born @ 5:30pm April 15 out of our Black Merlin daughter X QH so dam is a half sister to the bay welsh X mare. She only looks so huge due to photo angle! LOL . Then at 16 hours old. , . You should see the little stinker run!!
All babies are super friendly and everything we had hoped for from our new stud Sueno. Just the Purebred Merlin daughter left to foal and she`s in the barn tonight...so maybe. Lets see if I catch her foaling too! I hope they start saving the "filly" from the mares we want to retain fillies from due to their ages!!
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Post  JezzaBella on Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:10 am

Aww... I have to say I"m a bit envious. We haven't had babies flyin around here for a few years. Plan on changing that in 2011 :-)

Your mare that had the black foal, is just georgous. Gonna be a nice looking horse for sure :-)
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Post  swancreek on Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:12 am

PS... we start foaling AGAIN in mid-May. Smile
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Post  swancreek on Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:40 am

Thanks Jezzabella.
LOL this filly is called Annabelle! Very Happy We are not sure her color yet as she hasn`t been tested. Wev`e had ones born like this before and they have tested to be Bays and not Blacks..so she could be smoky Black or Smoky Brown, or Buckskin. Laughing Yeah they found another color in horses, as if we don`t have enough already! bounce
But it is easier to just call her black right now.
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Post  JezzaBella on Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:45 am

yeah I'm a simple girl, I call it like I see it. Not much for this 'colour testing' mumbo jumbo. Filly could be green with yellow zebra stripes and she'd still be beautiful lol. So is the sire the perlino guy in your avatar?
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Post  swancreek on Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:10 am

I never cared about color before till people demanded to see <in tests> the color of the horses. Laughing To me a good horse is a good horse..the color is just the icing on the cake! Very Happy I do find it helpful in the breeding business though as you get a better idea as to what color you will get. If our double cream stallions tested EE aa CrCr they would be Smoky cream, ee aa or ee Aa they would be cremello, EE AA Perlino, that could never ever, no matter the color of the dam, produce a palomino or smoky black. Since our stallions are Ee Aa Perlino they can produce Smoky Black, Buckskin or Palomino. I`ve had people Hate Chestnut (red, also known as sorrel) and did not want to get another red based foal ( they had too many) and with our bay stallion EE Aa, we new they would not get one..it would have to be Bay, Brown or Black. Although 2 chestnut (red) horses can never produce a bay two bays can produce a Chestnut! Honestly with the first mare who foaled I had her reg. as Black as she sure looks black...but she is a Bay, the Black mare who had this last filly I thought was a Bay but she tested as a Black., a fading Black but a Black regardless..yet in the summer the "Black" looks more Bay ( due to fading) then the Bay! Laughing
Lets say you wanted a BLACK horse, this filly, and you bred her to a Homozygous Black (EE aa) stallion...you would expect a and would ONLY get a Black foal if the mare really WAS a Black. 100% of the time, every time. But if she tested Aa you could get Bay 50% of the time. That`s how people get chestnut ( red) from two Black parents..both have Red Factor (e) and or one or both is not a black but a Brown (At) or Bay (A). A Homozygous BLACK horse can not, I repeat, can not ever produce a chestnut (red/sorrel)foal even if bred to 1000 chestnuts. A Heterozygous Black (Ee) can produce chestnut 50% of the time.
Have I bored you yet?? Laughing
Are we nuts? It`s after 1 in the morning! cyclops I have to go check cows. Have a good one!
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Sire of all our 2009 foals

Post  swancreek on Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:15 am

Oh, the sire of all our 2009 foals ( except out of our perlino welsh/QH mare) is Sueno, a colt we imported two years a go from Spain. He is the ONLY one with his papers and color in the World and ALBERTA has him!!!!! Very Happy bounce bounce
He was bone thin, scared and unhadled till put in quarantine. He was so scared he would fight anyone with all he had..but once he knew people did not hurt "attack" him ( his first experance with people was roped, ear twitched, micro-chipped and blood taken Evil or Very Mad )
He is the biggest marshmellow now!
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Post  Zada on Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:05 am

You sure have some beautiful babies!!! Congratulations!!!
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Post  ABSOLUTELY RADIANT on Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:29 am

Congratulations again on another healthy foal! cheers They are all beautiful....
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Post  Gallamist on Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:59 am

Yep have to say i'm a bit envious too!

I really miss the babies in the spring/summer and miss playing with them all! and watching them frolic together.

Very nice babies!!!! Congrats!!
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Post  swancreek on Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:49 pm

Thanks you never get tired of them Very Happy We got to be there for all 4 births so far this year.
I told Bernie, I am so pooped witht he calves and foals I am not going to do any checking tonight of the donkeys or cows. he said he`ll go.( I feel it`s my job Very Happy )..so I bet a couple of calves and maybe that donkey since I`m not! Our cattle and mares usually birth early morning to around 11pm. Such good girls. I swear they do that so each morning at 6 I say why did I check during the night?? cyclops Got to love them!
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Post  swancreek on Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:36 am

here is a photo link to our first purebred foal by Sueno:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=74872&id=657874537&l=14ff16fbd9
About 2 and half days old. I just love the stripes on him! He will be color tested to confirm if he is a Smoky Black, Smoky Brown, Sooty Buckskin and or Grullo.
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Post  Dave on Fri May 01, 2009 6:01 pm

This stallion is really strong in his build and conformation of his foals isn`t he? Can his foals be registered as half breds and in which registries? Did you have a broker or agent find him for you?

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Post  swancreek on Sat May 02, 2009 10:57 am

Thank you. Yes Sueno is very prepotent. We did not use a broker or agent for any of our horses. I went by pedigree alone. With Sueno I never even saw what his sire and dam looked like till after I bought him and I bought from very skinny photos..great way to see the conformation but I would prefer to see milk fat on them at that age.
Becuase of his pedigree we where not surprised with what he is producing. But he is exceeding our expectations with a first foal crop!
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