Foal contest: make your bets!

Foal contest: make your bets!

Gina has officially passed the 320-day mark of gestation, which is generally considered the point at which a foal can survive outside the uterus. Good job, Gina!

Now that baby horse can be expected to arrive sooner rather than later, I thought I’d let y’all give me your best guesses on when it will arrive, what gender it will be, and what color it will be! All you have to do is comment on this post and tell me if you think Gina will:

  • Go over, under, on right on 340 days
  • Produce a filly or a colt
  • Produce a gray or a not-gray

A few odds and ends that might help you make a more educated guess:

  • Gina is not a maiden mare.
  • Gina is 21 years old.
  • Gina is bred to Mannhattan, a gray stallion.
  • Mannhattan has produced gray, bay, and chestnut offspring.
  • Gina’s previous foals were fillies.
  • Gina’s previous foals were chestnut and bay (and both of them were by the chestnut stallion Wradar).
  • I do not know what Gina’s gestation time was for either filly.
Taken today April 2, 2018!

My hope is that Gina will produce a bay filly with a very good tail sometime between now and April 16 or between April 20 and April 26. I’ll be out of town April 17-19 and am leaving for Rolex April 26, and I’d like to be around when baby is born!

If Gina hasn’t foaled by April 16, I’ll take her to the vet while I’m out of town. I know Johnny is not prepared to deal with foaling, and I think it would be unfair to ask my friend next door to keep an eye on Gina while she’s got her own horses and business to focus on!

Anyway, give me your best guess about Gina and her baby! I’ll randomly select a winner from everyone who gets it right and send you a box full of goodies.



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