Breeding

If you are interested in a foal out of Future, your best bet is to breed your mare to him. Although we will breed our own mares to him, we will only have one or two foals a year to offer for sale. The demand for dun gene foals is quite high and Future’s bloodlines are extremely rare as there are no other dun producing age stallions out of his lines to date other than one carrying and expressing the grey gene. For those of you interested in breeding dun to dun, Future’s foals will cross nicely with the Playboy’s Country Boy offspring with no inbreeding.
Above you will find Future’s 2006 breeding contract. Please contact us before sending the completed contract to insure we have a spot available for your mare. All 2006 breedings will be live-cover only. We hope to be ready to offer AI breedings to Future in 2007.
Curious about the possible foal colors you might get when breeding your mare to Future? Below you will find a brief listing of what you can expect. Keep in mind that no matter what the color outcome, you foal should get his clean smooth gait, his gentle nature, and his elegant conformation. Depending on the qualities your mare possesses, Future has the capabilities of adding his quality traits to your future foal.

We know that Future is a black based horse with the dun gene, proven by the testing done by UC Davis. So this means the only genes Future has to put on his foals are the black gene, the red gene, and the dun gene. He will throw his dun gene 50% of the time. So, the following will apply to your mare:

If a mare is homozygous black – you will get either a black or a grullo foal. The foal could be homozygous for the black gene, but not the dun gene.

If a mare is heterogous black – you will get either a sorrel, red dun, black, or grullo foal. The foal could be homozygous for black.

If a mare is sorrel – you will get either a sorrel, red dun, black, or grullo foal (assuming your mare does not carry the agouti gene.)

If a mare is a bay – you will get either a sorrel, red dun, black, grullo, bay, or a bay dun foal (assuming your mare is not homozygous for black or agouti.)

If a mare is a palomino – you will get either a sorrel, red dun, palomino, palomino dun, black, or grullo foal. Again, this assumes the mare does not carry agouti.

If a mare is a cremello – you will get either a palomino, palomino dun, smoky black, or smoky grullo foal (assuming your mare does not carry agouti.)

If a mare is a smoky black – you will get either a sorrel, red dun, palomino, palomino dun, black, grullo, smoky black or smoky grullo foal (assuming your mare is not homozygous for black.)

If a mare is homozygous for spots, then the foal will also be spotted. If your mare is spotted but not HZ, then you will have a 50% chance of getting a spotted foal when you breed to Future. Determine the base color of your mare and you will have the same possibilities as stated above (ie – if your mare is a sorrel and white spotted, then you would have the same possibilities as listed for sorrel with these additional possibilities of spots.)

If a mare is a sabino, then the possibilities of having a sabino foal are 50%. Like with the spotted possibilities above, determine the base color to see what base color foal you can have and then add the possibility of sabino markings on top of that.

If a mare is grey – first you need to determine what the base color of the mare was before she turned grey. Then use the possibilities above as your possible foal colors for that color mare. The mare has a 50% chance of passing along her grey gene, so the foal will have a 50% chance of turning grey as well.

Contact us if the mare is a different color and we will help you determine the possible foal color outcomes. Keep in mind that Future is much more than his color. He has a delightful personality, excellent conformation, a beautiful head and ear, soft eyes, long mane, tail and forelock, nice hard feet, and a beautiful foxtrot that he holds for miles. Anyone who is considering breeding to Future is welcome to come out and meet him anytime. Please call ahead. Everyone who meets him immediately realizes what a special horse he is. It is time well spent.