Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day - Time to take photos

TBD and colt....what color will he be?

I suspect he may turn out to be similar to his mom, but what color is she?
First to the right is the colt with mom in the background. I included this photo because I suspect this little guy may not be a black but more the color of his mom...but what color is she? I don't know.

Below are left and right photos of Toad Hill's TBD Day of Defense. She is out in full sunlight, but since I know very little about photoshop, the pictures are pretty close to accurate.
Two Fillies

Stormy's filly is jet black with a really tiny white mark on her rump and white cornets on three feet (you can't tell it in this photo though).
June Bug's filly is small and well marked. Funny I tried to sell both June Bug and her mom because they never produced a colorful foal. I almost did, boy would I have been upset now that I see what Rebel can throw on a almost black pinto!!
Kibbles with her 2010 colt
Kibbles is a buckskin pinto.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

TBD's First Foal

TBD' s first foal is pinto colt sired by Lucky Four Rebelchase Rebelheir born on May 19th, Wednesday.

He is the one below with a star on his forehead. The filly besides him is June Bug's also with Rebel as the proud dad.

These two and Stormy's were born each one day apart. Looks likes Rebel had a busy week last year.

Rebel's Pedigree:
Sire: Lucky Four Rebels Chasin Rainbows (32.50") by Sids Rebel (31.00, sorrel) out of Glenns Calico Kitten (AMHA)
Dam: Glory Be Farms Painted Jingle (33.75, black pinto) by Glory Be Farms Chocolate Chip (AMHA) out of Glory Be Farm Rebels Lady Jingle (AMHA)

Dam: Toad Hill's TBD Day of Defense
BELOW: Photo Taken June 20, 2011 of
Toad Hill's Mr. Ed D

June Bug's First Foal

May 20th June Bug had her first foal, a filly by Lucky Four Rebelchase Rebelheir. This was the foal I was waiting for, she is well marked and small!!.

To bad I had to leave on Friday for the Hoosier Spring Fling in Edinburgh, Indiana.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Stormy's Foal

One might expect that when you bred a multi-color national champion mare to a tobiano/overo cross stallion who is mostly white you would get a foal with some color.

Look close at this foal. I made the photo Extra Large...see the color??

Perhaps I should name the filly, 1 Square Inch of White Makes a Pinto?

Naa, too many letters. Guess I will have to think of another name. BTW, the foal was born May 18th, Tuesday.

She does have three white coronets.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Toad Hill's Buttermilk

Buttermilk was foaled in 2005. Pedigree below:

Sire: Toad Hill's Ivanhoe (Black pinto)
Dam: Ventura's Smiling Waters (Cremello, 33.0")

Can't help it, fell in love with her as soon as I saw her. This is a breeding I will never be able to replicate since the sire was sold and gelded, and the mare was sold as well. We had visitors at the farm who had a two year with them. They looked at all the other horses, but the mare and the two year found each other and became inseparable. After must discussion, it was decided that Smiley could move to their house.

The mare left the farm when Buttermilk was just four months old, so I took the other two fillies, Stormy Weather and Butterscotch and weaned them all at once. They were the Three Musketeers getting into mischievous and constantly following me around the yard.

To the right is a photo of Toad Hill's Buttermilk and Rusty as yearlings. I plan to breed Buttermilk to Rusty when she is a three year old.

Sorry but the kids were not clipped. Seems like the horses don't wait for clipping before I photograph them.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Kibbles 2010 Foal

On April 29th the third foal of the season was born. A solid light colored colt out of Toad Hill's Kibbles and Bits touched ground. And so we are now at a crossroads...what color is this kid?

Try figuring out what color type to assign to a foal when they are not one of the more obvious such as black, bay, sorrel or palomino.

According to the AMHR I think my colt is a DUN. "Dominant hair is some shade of yellow from mouse color to golden; mane and tail may be lighter or darker than body; often has a dorsal stripe."
From the AMHR color description.

So off I go to to see what I can find.
Will new kid look this color when he grows up? You will have to follow the links to see examples, the photos I linked to are no longer good links.

Or is he a DUNOLINO??
"Dunalino foals will generally be very pale at birth. They will generally appear very similar to a palomino, usually with white mane and tail, except where the dorsal runs through them it will be red. As newborns, the mane may or may not show red hairs. This may not occur until a later, depending upon the individual foal. Their body coloring will generally be a pale peachy-yellow.?Dunalino foals will generally be very pale at birth. They will generally appear very similar to a palomino, usually with white mane and tail, except where the dorsal runs through them it will be red. As newborns, the mane may or may not show red hairs. This may not occur until a later, depending upon the individual foal. Their body coloring will generally be a pale peachy-yellow."
Direct quote from the Dun Central Station

Here are a few more photos of the kid.

The photo to the right is one of the kid with him mom. The sire of this colt is Boones Buckeroo Fancy Pants, a blue roan.

Yet a third photo shows a front view of the new colt.
Photos were taken at two days old, so it will be interesting to see what color he changes to as he matures.
For those of you who want to see a full photo of Kibbles, the colt's mom, look below. The color is fairly accurate.

Kibbles was measured by my when we took these photos...she is 36 inches. Since it has only been two days since the foal was born, she still have not gone back to her "girlish" figure.
Follow the link to previous blog page on Toad Hill's Kibbles and Bits.
 So do we name him Kibbles Dun it?

Second Foal - I thought he was a Blue Roan Pinto Colt

Born April 19th, this little colt is surely going to have blue roan coloring on some of the dark areas.(Update: Hob-Goblin is NOT blue roan. You never can tell their true color when born.)

This gives me two black pinto colts out of Katey and sired by Fancy Pants. One more black pinto and I may have a get of sire entry.

(Update: Goblin was shown with his brother Spots and Dots in 2012 in Produce of Dam. Katey was awarded National Champion Produce of Dam. Globin also placed 3rd in National Top Ten in multicolor (to his brother and another stallion I own), and with limited showing 7th in National Top Ten in Owned, Bred and Shown by Exhibitor. Spot and Goblin are both available for purchase. Email me if you are interested.-4/18/2012).

The colt is shown in some of these photos with his mom who is the 2009 National Champion, Top Ten multi-color mare under. She was also one of two shown to win the 2009 National Champion, Top Ten Produce of Dam for T. H. Wind in the Willows. Check SIDE VIEW-->
Rear View

Other view of Goblin with Katey

Other side with Katey
Colt's Sire is Boones Buckeroo Fancy Pants
Links to Fancy Pants - The Transformation...see the many colors of a blue roan.
Fancy's Breeding:
Sire: Boone's Little Buckeroo Megabucks 31.5" (HOF) (Sired by Boone's Little Buckeroo 30.50"(HOF)) out of Dell Tera's Penny 28.25"
Dam: A A Fancy Girl 27.5"

Goblin is beginning to look more chocolate than jet black. Frankly I don't know what color is he is.