06 February, 2011

Blooms from the BUTTERFLY garden...

In BUTTERFLY, I mentioned the*Farazdac daughter, Bint Farazdac, out of *Lamees, a mare sired by the Sid Abouhom son, Karoon and out of the Antar daughter, Looza. Both Karoon and Looza were bred by the EAO, as was their daughter, *Lamees. Looza was an Antar daughter out of Abla, a mare who nicked particularly well with Antar.When Bint Farazdac was bred to MFA Saygah (The Egyptian Prince x RDM Maar Halima), she produced the mare, SH Say Anna, who in turn, produced the above mare, Ansata Aniq (sired by Ansata Manasseh). 


In tail female, Ansata Aniq traces to the mare, Farida, as Abla was a great grand-daughter of this mare. This explains alot, as we see the evidence of Farida's influence in Ansata Aniq's body. She has much substance, with big hips, strong, deep and smooth. Not only do I love her hind end but her front end, with her well muscled shoulders and her deep heart girth is phenomenal. With Ansata Aniq, she has 5 lines to Farida, including her tail female line. She is lovely, elegant, refined and with so much lightness in her movement.
Ansata Aniq was bred to the handsome, chestnut-colored Thee Desperado son, Thee Gambler and produced the very nice stallion, Thee Halima B, owned by Dr. Jan Alexander of Crooked Creek Arabians in Jacksonville, Arkansas.
I found it interesting, that the grey-colored Ansata Aniq (by and out of two grey colored parents) when bred to another chestnut colored stallion, Ahsen el Serag, produced a similarly colored daughter, for High Tor Arabians in England. named HT Annatto. Pictured above, as a yearling, she is a beautiful mare, typey but not lacking substance.  She combines the best qualities of both her sire and dam. Her breeder adores her.

In Dr. Hans Joachim Nagel's book, Hanan: The Story of an Arabian Mare and of the Arabian Breed, I found an interesting point that he made about the chestnut color in Arabians,
"The bedouins of that area believed that long ago all horses were chestnut - the colour of all wild animals in that region. Both white and dark horses were alien, being unnatural colours."
One of my favorite chestnut colored straight Egyptian stallions is True Colours. By Thee Desperado and out of the Dahmah Shahwaniyah, Daheda, it would be interesting to see the foal that would be produced by this cross. True Colours offers an additional two lines to Farida, as well as Thee Desperado's tail female line to *Nabilahh, which is complementary to the *Farazdac line present in Ansata Aniq's pedigree. Do you know that True Colours carries six lines to Anter in his pedigree? Anter was a Hamdan son and an Ibn Rabdan grandson. Ibn Rabdan's influence can be seen in a generous amount of circular lines. There are also additional lines to Yosreia, through *Dawlat, as well as Bukra, through Ghazal, which combines with the double Bukra lines in Ansata Manasseh's pedigree, the sire of Ansata Aniq. It would be an exciting breeding and I'll bet you that the foal will be a strong-bodied, curvey, typey chestnut horse. My favorite kind of horse.


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