25 May, 2011

Fifi loves Sidkii

The dam of Ramiah was the Anter daughter Fifi, out of the Nazeer daughter, Mamlouka, a Bint Bint Riyala grand daughter. It is interesting to note that in this pedigree, the Kuhaylah Rodaniyah mare, Mamlouka, following the breeding principle established by the Blunts so long ago, was bred to the Saqlawi stallion, Anter, to produce Fifi. Lady Ann Blunt would have been pleased, I think.
"She is to be covered by Seglawis only."-Lady Ann Blunt, as quoted by Judith Forbis, Authentic Arabian Bloodstock (I), (p. 238)
In addition to producing Ramiah, Fifi also produced the stallion *Sidkii, in 1975, by Aseel, an EAO stallion who traces to the influential mare, Farida in his tail female line.. *Sidkii  was imported to America by Don Ford of Lancer Arabians in Reddick, Florida, he did not remain long at the farm, as in October of 1980, Donald Ford held a landmark sale, Lancer's Night of Nights, Sale of Sales, dispersing all of his Egyptian horses, including the stallion *Asadd+++, who sold for $1,525,000. The dispersal brought six million dollars for all the horses, with a sale average of approximately $200,000.00 per horse. 
"So is it goodbye?
Is it time to set you free?
Is it time to let it fly?
Is it time to let it be?"-Eskobar, from the song, Someone New
Unfortunately, *Sidkii was not bred to many straight Egyptian mares and has left behind only a handful of straight Egyptian horses, including the stallions Le Commander in 2000, Maarkii and Sidkii II in 2001. The most exciting of his offspring is a daughter named Bint Rudaynah, who is out of a Bint Romanaa daughter by *Zaghloul. That's double tail-female Malaka, double Bint Bint Riyala. She does not appear to have produced any progeny yet but she is still a relatively young mare, having been foaled  in 2000. While this particular family is more numerous at the EAO than in America, Bint Rudaynah remains the ONE vital link to Ramiah and the only chance we have to keep this family going, for the sake of tomorrow's horses.


PS I must give credit for the photo of *Sidkii, which was taken by Johnny Johnston and the photo of Fifi comes from the EAO but I don't know who the actual photographer was.

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