Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Discuss What age can colts start breeding?? at the Horse Breeding forum - Horse Breeding Forums.

I have a 10 month old colt and he is in with my mares right ...
  1. #1
    Full Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Sundre,AB canada
    Posts
    77

    What age can colts start breeding??

    I have a 10 month old colt and he is in with my mares right now i dont want any oppies breeding... When should he be put in with geldings? He is a possible stallion prospect thats why hes not gelded but wont know for a couple years yet, im new at the breeding end of things! I not compelety stupid just not sure when he can starting making babies hes showing 0 intrest in the girls right now...

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    lucky_pine's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    10,234
    If you have to ability to put him in with the geldings now, why would you even consider having him in with the mares? I wouldn't doubt his ability to get one of those mares pregnant. Put him in with the geldings asap.
    Boot Scooting Babe
    2001 APHA mare

  3. #3
    Senior Member+
    I LUV BESS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    uhhh... i think its somewhere called england lol
    Posts
    9,174
    If I were you i'd be moving him pretty soon... youngest ive known of is about a year, but im sure it can happen earlier
    Just a small town girl
    Living in a lonely world
    She took the midnight train going anywhere
    ~Kaiser, Rio, Bess and Macey~

  4. #4
    Senior Member+
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Beautiful Black Hills of Dakota
    Posts
    3,967
    I'd have put him with the geldings when he was weaned. While it isn't common, weanlings can impregnate mares. My first stallion had his first foal hit the ground before he was 2.

    A friend bought a yearling filly from a large breeder. Filly foaled before she turned 2 and when all the testing was done, turned out that one of the colts was the sire.

    Why not just go ahead and geld before problems (unwanted foals) develope?

  5. #5
    Full Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Sundre,AB canada
    Posts
    77
    Oh my gosh thanks guys i will seperate him immediatly! He seems like just a baby still but i rather be on the safe side.. luckily we have a good set up for seperation I have only owned him for a couple weeks now. Its not that my geldings are sperate from mares right now but they will be so little stud wil have some company

  6. #6
    Senior Member TeeK987's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    pa
    Posts
    2,163
    Blog Entries
    1
    Get him in with the geldings asap.. I was told around a year also, and since hes almost hitting that age, i wouldnt take a chance.
    How do you call dog with no legs? Don't matter how you call him, he ain't gonna come.
    Ive been snowballed!!!

  7. #7
    Senior Member Nickers2002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    1,588
    Nicky was gelded at 9 months old. He was dropped and fertile (shot the vet in the eye by accident O.O). He had started trying to mount his sister at 7 months.

    Saranna
    "A woman needs two animals - the horse of her dreams and the ******* to pay for it"

  8. #8
    Senior Member TeeK987's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    pa
    Posts
    2,163
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna9466 View Post
    Oh my gosh thanks guys i will seperate him immediatly! He seems like just a baby still but i rather be on the safe side.. luckily we have a good set up for seperation I have only owned him for a couple weeks now. Its not that my geldings are sperate from mares right now but they will be so little stud wil have some company
    Didnt see your post. Good for you!
    How do you call dog with no legs? Don't matter how you call him, he ain't gonna come.
    Ive been snowballed!!!

  9. #9
    Senior Member+ sqshers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    802
    I've seen it as early at 7 months. This colt only had one dropped and we never thought it was possible... but along came little Lacy soon after.

    Glad you're going to separate right away

  10. #10
    Senior Member+
    JBandRio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    63,144
    Blog Entries
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna9466 View Post
    When should he be put in with geldings?
    Yesterday

    Colts as young as 6 months have impregnanted a mare/filly
    He who thinks he can do everything or knows everything has already reached the beginning of the end.
    -- The Rothenberger Family


    Barn Swallow Jewelry on Artfire!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-10-2008, 10:44 AM
  2. How old CAN you start breeding a Mare?
    By Qh_rIdEr in forum Horse Breeding
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 12-28-2007, 06:47 AM
  3. Alright all of you who start colts
    By lunarjule in forum Horse Training
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 05-12-2007, 10:20 AM
  4. When can you start breeding a stud colt?
    By defadiamond2 in forum Horse Breeding
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-01-2005, 11:13 AM
  5. What Age To Start Breeding?
    By ::Miss Kitty:: in forum Horse Breeding
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-20-2004, 02:07 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •