Blanca in Southern Colorado, with the San Juan mountain range in the background- Summer of 2005 (at dusk!).
Blanca Traveler came to us from Montana.
The first foal she had for us was Arrows Blue Sky Traveler, renamed Captain's Creme Color. Captain's Creme Color has traveled the country- he was born in Southern Colorado and then moved to Kansas where he was under the care of Elsie Darrah at Last Chance Farm. After having made stops at a couple other places, he now resides in Indiana at Rise and Shine Walkers. He already has foals on the ground and more on the way! "Traveler" is genetically rare, he is a double-dilute, with two copies of the creme gene (homozygous). That is combined with two copies (homozygous)of the agouti gene (restricts the black to the points). Traveler is a perlino rather than a cremello. That means that he has at least one copy of the black gene. He does have one, so he is heterozygous for black.
Blanca's second foaling produced Arrows Blue Sky, aka "Sky". Sky is birthing foals for Last Chance Farm. Sky is a cremello. She also has two copies of the creme gene (homozygous) and two copies of the agouti (homozygous). Isn't color genetics fun! "Traveler" and "Sky" both inherited an agouti gene from each parent.
Our perlino mare's third foal is Arrows Blue Pearl. Pearl is a smoky creme. So she also inherited the black gene from her mother. Pearl, also sired by Blue Gold, did not inherit an agouti from either of her parents. As you can see by her photo, she is a double- dilute. For those looking to produce golden horses, finding the mating that will do so is a bit more challenging for the owner of a smoky creme than a perlino with agoutis!
Blanca produced her fourth foal and second perlino stud colt in 2003, with the birth of Arrow's True Blue. Like his full brother ("Traveler") and full sister ("Sky"), "True Blue" carries a double- agouti (homozygous) gene. This double-dilute is breeding mares at Lazy-Y-Arrow Ranch, for us- Arrow's Walkers!
Blanca Traveler was the first double-dilute mare to join us at Lazy-Y-Arrow Ranch. Delene chose her because of her qualities and potential as a broodmare. She also thought she would cross well with our foundation herdsire, Blue Gold. Blue and Blanca produced four double-dilute foals- two perlinos, a cremello, and a smoky creme. Blanca also worked for the Bureau of Land Management with Delene for awhile. They covered lots of ground in Colorado! Blanca remains in our herd. We hope she is with us for years to come! -CJW 2006
Please direct your inquiries and comments to Collene, (619) 254-0411, and
Delene, (719) 767-5264 at ArrowTWH@yahoo.com.
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