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by TBird
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 foals
Replies: 1388
Views: 200701

Re: 2018 foals

Right now at 7:50PM eastern time, Bird Town looks fine. She is standing and looking out the door that goes outside to the paddocks. There is a breeze blowing into her stall, gently ruffling her mane and forelock. She seems content. Her ribs are showing a bit. I don't know if that's normal for a pre...
by TBird
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: DSLD: a hereditary disease
Replies: 9
Views: 2701

Re: DSLD: a hereditary disease

Yes, hereditary--in warmbloods.

It seems a huge stretch to try and include Unbridled's Song here when the unsoundness his offspring displayed had nothing to do with the symptoms of DSLD.
by TBird
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 foals
Replies: 1388
Views: 200701

Re: 2018 foals

This might be a dumb question but does a foal only get its nutrition from the mother or will it also eat hay? For the first couple weeks, the foals are mostly just copying their dams and picking up the hay (or grass) and carrying it around. They don't eat enough to get any nutrition from it. By a m...
by TBird
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 foals
Replies: 1388
Views: 200701

Re: 2018 foals

I have a question, were La Verdad and her filly not turned out today because of the weather or because the filly is a newborn? Or a combination of both? And when do you think they will be turned out? Different farms do things differently so I can't predict what will happen with La Verdad, but our f...
by TBird
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 foals
Replies: 1388
Views: 200701

Re: 2018 foals

La Verdad is the most over handled broodmare I've ever seen.
by TBird
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 foals
Replies: 1388
Views: 200701

Re: 2018 foals

Personal Ensign wrote:If La Verdad went into labor while she is out in the paddock during the day would they let her foal outside with the snow or would they bring her inside?

Sending positive thoughts for the Its In His Kiss foal
They would bring her in. I'm sure someone is keeping an eye on her.
by TBird
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion Headshots Collection
Replies: 540
Views: 139120

Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

What a great picture. I love that!
by TBird
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 foals
Replies: 1388
Views: 200701

Re: 2018 foals

lurkey mclurker wrote:*Weeks* late?!?! Wow. :o
"Normal" gestation for a horse is 320 to 370 days. Most people use day 340 as their approximate due date. For a mare to foal on a day in the 350s (which would qualify as "weeks late") is not at all unusual.
by TBird
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 foals
Replies: 1388
Views: 200701

Re: 2018 foals

I love that they put a bed of straw for the foals to sleep in when they're out in the snow.
by TBird
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?
Replies: 34
Views: 6996

Re: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?

Thank you Honor Code. I also posted a link to that confo video as a way to let people see the truth for themselves. Didn't help as later he was called "Daffy Duck." Hence my "ladies and gentlemen" retort. Nobody disputes that California Chrome is a handsome, extremely talented racehorse. I'm not su...
by TBird
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?
Replies: 34
Views: 6996

Re: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?

I had heard that it wasn't as common any more. It's a nice trend, surprising in light of how the sales emphasize perfect conformation etc. Anyway, in your own opinion/experience-would you describe any current kentucky stallions as having "perfect" or maybe "almost perfect" conformation? The most "p...
by TBird
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4798
Views: 804651

Re: Stallion News

Miss Woodford wrote:If anyone uses a horse being old as an excuse for why they're skinny, show them the photos of Indy.
Just like people, some horses carry more weight than others. Regardless of age.

Thanks for the pictures, Sparrow Castle!
by TBird
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?
Replies: 34
Views: 6996

Re: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?

TBird: By the time a stallion gets to a stud farm, he will likely have passed through several sets of hands and information like that gets lost along the way. One more reason why it would be good to have a set of nationwide rules to insure that a horse's medical records - from foal to breeding farm...
by TBird
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?
Replies: 34
Views: 6996

Re: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?

So, now that the fireworks have calmed down a bit... Genuine question here. How would a breeder/prospective breeder judge whether a horse has genetically crooked legs(like Curlin and his mother) or somatic crooked legs(Chrome in the womb? Haven’t see his mother) I also hear a lot of foals have corr...
by TBird
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?
Replies: 34
Views: 6996

Re: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?

In all the conversations I've heard about California Chrome this is the first time I've heard anyone argue vehemently about how correct he is.
by TBird
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 foals
Replies: 1388
Views: 200701

Re: 2018 foals

The temperatures in Kentucky horse country are expected to drop to 7 degrees tonight with highs tomorrow only in the teens. How are the adult horses and foals, if any are born during this frigid snap, protected? Are they still turned out? The foals born this time of year usually arrive with plenty ...
by TBird
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 foals
Replies: 1388
Views: 200701

Re: 2018 foals

serenassong wrote:Anyone want to guess when the first TB appears? Hoping for all safe births, now the sleepless nights begins for broodie managers and foal crews all over KY as well as other places.
Maybe 1/4/18?
I'm quite sure the first have already appeared. When they will be announced is a different story. ;)
by TBird
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 Stallion Fees
Replies: 66
Views: 13624

Re: 2018 Stallion Fees

Medaglia d'Oro's stud fee increased to $200,000 http://www.drf.com/news/medaglia-doros-stud-fee-increased-200000 Following is the complete list of advertised 2018 stud fees for Darley’s U.S. stallion roster . Kentucky Animal Kingdom - $30,000 Astern (NEW) - $15,000 Bernardini - $85,000 Frosted - $5...
by TBird
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale
Replies: 186
Views: 22873

Re: 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

No the previous owner has to pay the stud fee before selling the mare. How does that work then if the foal doesn't survive? The stud fee has to be paid before the mare sells or the stud farm won't release the stallion certificate (needed to register the foal.) If the foal doesn't survive, the new o...
by TBird
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 Stallion Fees
Replies: 66
Views: 13624

Re: 2018 Stallion Fees

bare it all wrote:I mean, we all knew it was coming, but gosh dang, Into Mischief for $100,000. He started at $12,500 way back when in 2009.
His stud fee is a moot point as his book has been full since August.