And now, for something a bit different! Amber, registered AQHA as Crystal Lynx. This is my test breeding for Scorch, aka Rorschach's Slow Burn.
And the stallion she is bred to, is my Stonewall Sport Horse, Scorch (Rorschach's Slow Burn)
This makes the color of this foal a fun game! Black, grullo, black champagne (aka classic champagne) grullo champagne, bay, dun, dun champagne, amber champagne, and there's a slim chance of an e/e foal, so chestnut, red dun, red dun champagne, and gold champagne. The foal has a 50% chance of LP, but it would not have much if any pattern visible at birth. The suppression factors are high in both parents.
This foal needs a name that includes or plays on Rorschach (or the ink blot test) and possibly the lynx. Bonus points to names that some how combine the play on spots, ink blot tests, and cat colors.
This foal is due mid April.
Yep, that's 5 babies due within 2 weeks for me. Of course, mares being like they are, it could be up to 2 months apart, but I'm hoping they get them all done close together (so I can stay sane!). I do have another mare that I believe to be pregnant, and am treating as if she is, but due to a bit of a mess, I didn't have her tested. I exposed her to the stallion, she seemed receptive for a day, and then the stallion became aggressive with her. I removed her, thinking that she had not fully come into heat (it was a pasture breeding with a calm and experienced stallion who just took an odd dislike to her). Because the time of exposure was seriously limited, and my luck is NOT that good, I assumed that I needed to worry more about her boo boos then her being pregnant. Well, lets just say that for the last few months, she's been, ahem, rounder then normal. I have plans to test her soon (tm) but my luck hasn't been so good with the cash flow lately (can you say expensive vet bills for my sick dog?). When I know for sure, I will announce it, and put her up for name suggestions as well.