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Silver Plate White Lightning 2017 Foaling Hopefuls
« on: June 21, 2016, 11:50:08 PM »

So after a month in the barn nursing an eye injury, Lightning is back to good form and went out with his two girls today, Flying W Farms Poetry In Motion (Poe) and O'Henry's War Bonnet (Skye). He sure was happy to get out there but he was still a gentleman. Loving this boy! Poe is 17 this year so I am really hoping she catches. Not many more chances left for her. But she is in good shape and you would never know her age the way she prances round like the queen she is! Skye is a bit more laid back and at 5 years old is just ready to start making her mark on the world. She is a chestnut medicine hat so hopefully we will get a lovely spotted palomino. I am hoping to test everyone to see what we are working with color wise. Poe is black but I want to see if she is hetero or homozygous. Skye I will test Red/Black and Agouti and probably a pattern combo. I am pretty sure she is chestnut but with so little color showing it is tough to tell for sure. I only have partial pics of her mom so it is possible for silver to be hiding there. ;)  Lightning is said to be cremello but it doesn't hurt to check for sure, especially with the double dilutes. So I will check Red/Black and Agouti with him and LWO as well just to be safe.
Very much looking forward to seeing these new additions. I think Poe's baby will be stunning! Skye's foal will be a keeper for sure. With both her and Lightning's laid back attitudes, baby should be a winner!!
Pics are in my gallery. I will try to post more soon! The wait will be long with one older mare and one maiden but definitely worth it. Poe was with Lightning for a few days in May, from May 7th to the 15th so slim chance she may have caught then. Otherwise we start foal watch mid to late May 2017!
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Re: Silver Plate White Lightning 2017 Foaling Hopefuls
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2016, 07:50:34 PM »

So with Lightning's DNA results we should be expecting the following foals. We are hoping to test the girls but for now we have to kind of guess their status.

Lightning x Poe = Smoky Black or Palomino

Lightning x Skye = Solid Palomino or Pinto patterned Palomino

I am really curious to see Skye's tests. She is a very minimal colored medicine hat so it will be interesting to see what patterns are at play.

I am still on the fence but hoping next year to breed him to my bay mare, Tsuki (To The Moon And Back- AMHR registered). She made a beautiful baby when we got her so would really like to try again. But we shall see. One year at a time! LOL
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Re: Silver Plate White Lightning 2017 Foaling Hopefuls
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2016, 10:58:23 PM »

We're ready to watch!!  Maybe you can post a couple of pictures of the girls?
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Re: Silver Plate White Lightning 2017 Foaling Hopefuls
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2016, 11:16:10 PM »

Oh nice! I'd love pictures of the girls too!
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Re: Silver Plate White Lightning 2017 Foaling Hopefuls
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2016, 09:08:45 AM »

Here are the girls. Poe is the black and Skye the chestnut medicine hat.
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Re: Silver Plate White Lightning 2017 Foaling Hopefuls
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2016, 09:11:01 AM »

Skye is a little bedhead in the last pic. Being mostly white she does like to roll in the dirt a fair bit! ROFL
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Re: Silver Plate White Lightning 2017 Foaling Hopefuls
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2016, 10:11:55 AM »

Oh, they are both lovely!!!  Now I can't wait!!
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Re: Silver Plate White Lightning 2017 Foaling Hopefuls
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2016, 07:59:12 PM »

Awesome :) should be some nice foals!
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Re: Silver Plate White Lightning 2017 Foaling Hopefuls
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2016, 05:27:56 PM »

How exciting!  It's neat to know about what colors you are getting on your foals.  I've got that too, and I love IT!!

Does Skye carry a bay or silver gene?  If not we can expect a palomino - we just get to wait to see what sex and how much or if the foal gets a white pattern.

Poe should have a smokey cream or a palomino, I think.  You just won't know until your foal is born and then you have the sex, too.  O, I love it.

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Re: Silver Plate White Lightning 2017 Foaling Hopefuls
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2016, 06:57:57 PM »

I'm really excited to see these crosses!!  They will be beautiful!!
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Re: Silver Plate White Lightning 2017 Foaling Hopefuls
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2016, 09:58:17 AM »

Our late addition to the Lightning foaling team for 2017, Aurora.

Aurora is a palomino pony. She stands 40 inches and is a grade mare. We have her 2013 foal on site and she is a gem. Aurora and Lightning will produce either a palomino or a cremello foal.

Should be a lovely baby.
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Re: Silver Plate White Lightning 2017 Foaling Hopefuls
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2016, 10:30:37 AM »

Can't wait to watch all these beautiful girls!
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Re: Silver Plate White Lightning 2017 Foaling Hopefuls
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2016, 09:37:14 AM »

Checking in for an update on the other two Lightning babies.

What is Poe's breeding? I'm very interested in the FWF/ Blue Boy bred horses. Sometimes the mares from this line tend to be a bit plainer than folks like.....but BOY OH BOY do they produce! Fancy fancy foals with nice work ethics. Have you any other foals (or foal information) from this mare?

Hard to tell from his picture, but does Lightning have a pinto pattern? It seems like I see very high white patterning on his legs, but it may just be the picture. Therefore, my curious nature must question.
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Re: Silver Plate White Lightning 2017 Foaling Hopefuls
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2016, 12:18:59 PM »

Just beautiful!!
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Re: Silver Plate White Lightning 2017 Foaling Hopefuls
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2016, 11:43:50 AM »

This will be a handsome mix!!!  Can't wait!
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