I know one should not choose a stallion solely based on color, but I do have such a weakness for the dun gene colored horses that I always look for dun based breeding stock. This year while surfing around I found a couple horses that not only have the color genetics, they also have a resume of performance and pedigree behind them. So on to my breeding wish list go the following stallions.
Secret Mr Barreed is standing at Spotted Rump Ranch and is a GOLD Medallion earner. ApHC issues "Medallions" for a horse earning points in different categories of showing. There are a total of 4 Categories where a horse can earn a Medallion in.
2. Distance competition ( ie Endurance or Competitve trail)
4. Show performance events (almost everything from Western Pleasure to Sidesaddle to Hunter Classes etc)
To win one medallion, a horse has to earn a specific number of points in a single category. Your first medallion is a Bronze, the second a Silver, the third is gold and the last is Diamond. There are not many horses who have been able to earn either Gold or Diamond Medallions. Secret Mr Barred has earned a Gold and has competed in all categories except racing. This versatility plus his color and conformation have bumped him to the top of my breeding wish list.
Hey Hollywood is still showing and won't be available for breeding until the 2011 breeding season, but he's got a great start on his performance earnings. I do like his pedigree and his performance so far. He's on my list for future possibilities. I'll be keeping an eye on him for sure.
It also turns out that Hey Hollywood's sire Dial A Challenge is also still standing at stud. And he's got the color, performance, looks and pedigree to show. And since he's already produced one of my Breeding wish list picks, he also gets to go on the wish list.
Poweriffic would be on my wish list just cause he's SOOO pretty, but he's also earned performance points and produced foals who have also earned points. He's been on my breeding wish list for quite a while now. I think he and Topper are the perfect match.Poweriffic, just holds my attention when I see him. Topper is now getting to the age I might consider breeding her and Power's the first stallion I want to try with her.
Anyway that's my breeding wish list. One day one of these matches might just happen, but not this year. It's only a dream for this year.