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  1. #1
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    Default Spinoff: Guess the [Pony] Breed

    Hi Folks,

    I thought maybe some of you experts could help narrow down what the breed(s) of my daughter's pony might or might not be based on her color, size and appearance.

    This will be a guessing game since she was purchased without papers. I was told when I bought her that she is a Connemara cross.

    She is a 10 year old, 13.3h, yellow dun (?) - I'm not 100% sure she qualifies for the color.

    I don't know a whole lot about ponies so any information would be helpful.

    Thanks!

    http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/z...0Id/Pony_1.jpg

    http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/z...0Id/Pony_2.jpg

    http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/z...0Id/Pony_3.jpg
    "Pigs and horses are mortal enemies." K. Perkins



  2. #2
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    I can definitely see the Connemara in her, but from the shape of her head & her nice big butt I might guess that she has Quarter pony in her, or maybe Welsh?
    She's adorable nonetheless, good luck with her!



  3. #3
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    Conn x qh??



  4. #4
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    I can see Conn/QH cross. We often get asked if she's a Fjord cross - probably because of her color?
    "Pigs and horses are mortal enemies." K. Perkins



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    Since she is a line backed dun, I would say QH is predominant.

    Connemaras do not have the dun gene- even though they like to call their buckskins duns, they are truly buckskins and the dun gene is not present in the breed. So even though she could have some Connemara in there, her color came from some other "place" .

    She is very cute- enjoy her!



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    She is CUTE!



  7. #7
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    Connemara

    And here's one of mine who for dead certain is a t/b x connemara:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...duns/Gemma.jpg



  8. #8
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    Thanks, All.

    Dr J. - I knew her coloring would rule out some breeds and make others more likely - I just wasn't sure which ones.

    Thomas_1 - What a fabulous eye on your Conn/TB cross. Great expression!
    "Pigs and horses are mortal enemies." K. Perkins



  9. #9
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    Default Can I have her when your daughter outgrows her??

    Yup, Connemara. I promise I am not going to grow anymore at this late date & have topped out at 5'2"....




  10. #10
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    I hear you, Pixietrix.

    Even though I'm 5'7" I still hop on her once in a while to take her for a hack.

    My daughter, however, is a peanut. She'll probably never outgrow her.
    "Pigs and horses are mortal enemies." K. Perkins



  11. #11
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    She's definitely not a Fjord cross even though she is a linebacked dun. The main is not showing any guard hairs and the pony's conformation is too refined. It's actually against registry rules to crossbreed Fjords, although some of the PMU farms in Canada do it. Deliberate crossbreeding gets the papers pulled for the stallion, dam and any offspring. So there are not that many Fjord crosses.

    This weekend, my Fjord stallion was eventing at CDCTA (won his BN division, too) and he got several X-breed inquiries while there. Unfortunately, he must stick to his own kind.
    Where Norwegian Fjords Rule
    http://www.ironwood-farm.com



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