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Attention Formula One Fans: 6 week update post #14

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  • Attention Formula One Fans: 6 week update post #14

    Our Formula One baby arrived this morning!!! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...d&id=681770272


    Shelby, Gail Rogers' beautiful TB mare ChampagneforShelby, foaled a stunning dark bay (going grey?) filly this morning at about 4:30 this morning. The mare had looked petite throughout the pregnancy, but the filly is quite tall and all legs/bones with a beautiful feminine head, a white hind foot/pastern, and an adorable little star and off-centre snip. She also has a vertical double whorl on her forehead.

    face: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...d&id=681770272

    Shelby was a super-mama and took to her new job instantly (she was a maiden) and her little filly was up and trying to nurse in less than half an hour! She was pretty good at walking and nursing by an hour old, and Shelby is standing like a statue to oblige!


    Now for the name: Sire is Formula One, and Dam is ChampagneforShelby (by ChampagneforAshley) so filly's show name will be "Champagne for One" and vet decided the barn name is Fizz (aka Fizzy, for Fizzy-filly etc. you get the point!).

    I'm told by my barn manager that Fizz just bucked and cantered in the stall! Guess she's already living up to her name! Can't wait to get home from work to take some more pics. Will update then. Oh, and celebrate with Champange, of course
    one more pic: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...a&id=681770272


    Thanks everyone!!!
    Last edited by clivers; Jul. 20, 2010, 12:05 PM.

  • #2
    So cute!!!!

    My plan was to breed my mare to Formula One next but alas we decided not to try to breed her again

    Keep us posted with pics!!!!!!!!!!!


    • #3
      Pictures please! My daughter says when she graduates in 2 years with a degree in engineering, she is going to do an embryo transfer on her TB mare and has Formula One picked out for the daddy!
      Lori T
      www.facebook.com/LTEquine for product updates on the lines I rep


      • #4
        Great name!

        Formula One sure is a handsome boy! I was lucky enough to see him out cross-country schooling at Chatt Hills one afternoon.

        Love your filly's name, very clever!
        Fade to Grey Farm
        Eventing, Foxhunting & Connemaras
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        • #5
          Lovely! I love Formula One and can't wait to have a horse by him someday!


          • #6
            Cute filly. She's got some serious long legs and it looks like a good amount of bone.

            (One of my dark-born fillies waited until she was 2.5 years old to show any signs of going grey. )


            • #7
              Congrats! I think this means we are now related as I've got a Formula One yearling colt. Mine boy is "Just One More". So far he's a livery chestnut but I have no idea if he'll stay that color. His mama has thrown every color under the sun so it's anyone's guess.
              Love your filly's name... enjoy and take lots of pics! They grow up so fast.


              • Original Poster

                Thanks so much guys! This is our first foray into breeding and it's been such an incredible experience! Lots of emotions, of course, but fortunately we're coping (the champagne helps!!).

                Fizz has quite a bit of roaning on her legs and a bit around her eyes. Does that mean it's quite likely she'll be a grey? Or does that all change when she sheds her foal coat?

                Happy Weekend everyone


                • #9
                  Originally posted by clivers View Post
                  Fizz has quite a bit of roaning on her legs and a bit around her eyes. Does that mean it's quite likely she'll be a grey? Or does that all change when she sheds her foal coat?
                  The 'roaning' on the black legs of a bay is normal for a bay. The legs darken later.

                  The roaning around the eyes often is the first sign that you have a grey. Usually, you'll know within the first few weeks. But there are always exceptions and surprises.

                  Have fun with her.


                  • #10
                    Both barn and show names are simply adorable! And she is precious herself. Congratulations!!
                    Taco Blog
                    *T3DE 2010 Pact*


                    • #11
                      Congrats! Lovely mare and foal!


                      • #12
                        Do I get to come kiss her little face when I'm in Toronto in September? I hope the answer is yes! Uncle Robby can help you get her prepped for her 3 month pictures!
                        When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.


                        • Original Poster

                          Originally posted by Robby Johnson View Post
                          Do I get to come kiss her little face when I'm in Toronto in September? I hope the answer is yes! Uncle Robby can help you get her prepped for her 3 month pictures!
                          OOOoohh, Robby - Great idea! It's a date


                          • Original Poster

                            6 weeks old Update

                            Hi guys,

                            Fizzy is growing up to be an absolute sweetheart. She's very, very bold and not inclined to follow her mom around. She'd rather explore the whole farm whenever she gets the opportunity - including loading herself on the trailer at 3 weeks old (while I was leading mom back to her stall). Since then Fizzy has learned how to lead (very easily) and does all the good baby stuff: picking up her feet, grooming, bathing, fly-spraying etc. She's incredibly friendly and will try to lie in your lap if you let her!!!

                            Here are some more recent pics of Fizzy taken at almost 6 weeks old:

                            Trot: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...f&id=681770272
                            Canter: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...1&id=681770272
                            With Mom: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...5&id=681770272
                            From the front: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...7&id=681770272
                            Side view: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...5&id=681770272


                            • #15
                              Congrats. On your F1 foal. Our 2 y/o is 16.1+ and still is dark bay but i still think he will turnout gray like his sire. Bruno looks alot like F1 but they do change. Best of luck with your new baby.