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  1. #1
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    Default Need Advise on purchase of foals - Critique with photos

    I am having a hard time deciding between two foals I am interested in purchasing.

    Both are section B welsh ponies and both should mature mediums.

    I am interested in purchasing for breeding purposes. Although I would like to purchase both right now, I think it best just to go with one at the moment.

    Which would you purchase?

    Thank you

    The first 3 pictures are one pony and the second 2 pictures are of the other pony.

    First Pony:
    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...utz7/Colt3.jpg

    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...utz7/Colt2.jpg

    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...utz7/Colt1.jpg

    second Pony:
    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...tz7/Filly1.jpg

    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...tz7/Filly2.jpg
    Last edited by OverRabbitFarm; Nov. 29, 2010 at 11:21 AM.
    C. Brooke Cowan
    Over Rabbit Farm

    Lapinwood Ponies



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    First let me say that both are absolutely lovely.

    I don't know enough about the colt's pedigree to say that I would keep him as a stallion prospect. If you are looking to buy for future breeding, buy the filly.
    Holly
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    the colts sire and dam are both Downland - he is well bred

    I know its so hard, one is a colt, one is a filly so right there its two big differences. One is stateside one is in Holland.

    At the end of the day, both will be about the same price (because of importing costs)

    I am so indecisive on this decision its making me bonkers!

    Why don't I have a money tree in my back yard! LOL
    C. Brooke Cowan
    Over Rabbit Farm

    Lapinwood Ponies



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    You need to be more precise about your breeding goals.

    In general it is always safer to start with fillies/mares, IMHO. There are always plenty of good stallions out there and their owners have spent alot of $$ testing them, promoting them, showing them, etc.

    While the colt looks lovely, it takes a very experienced person to predict accurately the weanling foal who will grow up to be a solid stallion prospect.

    So I would go with the filly.



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    Now understand, I am by no means an expert when it comes to ponies - but based on the photos provided, I am drawn to the filly.
    Alison/Mikali Farms
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    I agree on knowing your breeding goals and knowing what will do well in the future. Breeding without a specific goal and potential customer is a risky venture. Knowing what will do well and having the proven pedigree behind it are all important.
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