Wednesday, March 10, 2010

O Baby!

Blue-eyed colt born 3-09-10
Sugarbush Harleys Classic O x Quagga's Ardent Sun
(Arden has one blue eye)

Arden was a maiden mare.
She dropped that foal in about
a 2-hour window between checks.

He's actually a very late 2009 foal.
They kept Arden with O
long after they thought she was already bred.
Surprise!

I think he's the only foal this year.

He doesn't have a name yet,
though I've submitted a couple suggestions,
one of them a nod to Sig, who bred Arden.

BTW, I haven't actually seen him yet.
Heather took these photos.

14 comments:

Kate said...

He's a looker! Congratulations!

JeniQ said...

awww a new baby - he's gorgeous

Stephanie said...

Welcome to the world sweet boy!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oooh! I love foals! Interesting coloring, too.


~Lisa

Breathe said...

Amazing color! How exciting - but I must have missed something - did you get a mare?

City girl turned Country Girl said...

OHHHH he is SO sweet!!! I love me some foals!!! Unfortunately we will not be having any here this year ;( So I will just love seeing all of the Spring crops pictures!!

Leah Fry said...

He's a cutie, but not mine. He belongs to my friends Heather and Nita. They already told me that he'll be a gelding. Man, I love those blue eyes!

jacksonsgrrl said...

I want a baby! Horse that is! How very sweet! I work with human babies, but I'd rather it was horsey ones!!!!!:)
~Mindy

Fantastyk Voyager said...

He's adorable! Look at all that color. I wonder if he'll spot out later...

Leah Fry said...

Val, Heather doesn't seem to think he will, hence gelding him. All he's showing right now from his sire is size.

He has his mama's extreme roaning. You never know when Appy genes are involved — he may look completely different when he's 6 months old. They say he already likes to jump.

Desert Rose said...

Cutie Pie!!!

Rising Rainbow said...

Babies are just so sweet. Contrats!

Dunappy said...

He appears to be a snow cap that may roan out to look like a few spot. Either way he appears to be homozygous for the appaloosa color genetics. He's a beauty. I'd love to hear your name suggestions for him Especially the Nod to Sig. She was a great person.

SHP said...

I'm pretty sure he's a snowcap, sabino, splash white chestnut. He can't be more then a snowcap genetically, and his dam is LP/LP, sire is LP/lp, so snowcap is very possible.

Although, with all of the enhancers he has going on, I wouldn't guarantee it. It's hard to see in photos and video, but he has a lot of ticking through out the white. I do expect him to roan out almost completely rather quickly (based on parents).

Either way, I'm super tickled with him!

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