Breeding Process to Sebastian's Mountain King and El Cid
El Cid and Sebastian's Mountain King
Frozen and fresh semen on El Cid and Frozen on Sebastian's Mountain King(USA shipping only). Call or e-mail for more info.
At Shaneland Stables we EXCLUSIVELY breed our mares using Artificial Insemination. We will only collect our stallions to breed to your mare. You may wonder why we do not breed live cover? Here are our priniciples for breeding:
1. Collection of the stallion is the safest manner to breed horses. There is no chance of our stallion getting kicked and injured or your mare getting injured with the collection process.
2. Infection Control- Our stallions do not breed live cover thus they can not get nor spread any diseases which will cause infertility. Once a stallion is infected during the breeding season, he can be out of commission. If your mare gets an infection, she will not conceive. We believe this is extremely important!
3. Guarantee of live sperm- During a natural mating, there is no way to tell if the stallion's semen is live or not. It only takes a slight fever 6 weeks before the actual breeding takes place to kill the sperm that are being produced. We check every collection for the motility of live sperm and the actual quantity that it takes to produce a foal.
Color of your foal
A nicely bred Rocky Mountain foal does not possess a certain color but you may have a certain color in mind. Your mare's color plus any recessive genes play a part in the color of your foal. Sebastian's Mountain King possess one silver dapple gene and a recessive red gene. He can produce, chocolate, red chocolate, bay, black, sorrel or chestnut (depending on your mares gene's). If your mare has a recessive red gene, 25% of the time, they together will produce a red foal.
El Cid has no silver dapple gene and no red gene. When bred to a red horse, the foal can't be red. When bred to a chocolate mare, he will produce either black or chocolate foals.
We believe that breeding chocolate to black is the only way to not double up on silver dapple gene's thus preventing any chance of the foal having ASD. We only breed our chocolate mares to black and black mares to chocolate to prevent any eye conditions with the foals. We recommend that you practice this principle to prevent further eye conditions in the Rocky Mountain horse.
If you have color tested your mare, we can assist you in determining what colors you can and can not get with your foal. We can't guarantee what color your foal will be but we can tell you what color it can not be.
What type of outside mares do we breed to?
Shaneland Stables will only breed our stallions to Rocky Mountain mares. We believe that if you desire the gait, temperament and beauty of a Rocky Mountain horse, then you must breed for that with another Rocky Mountain horse. Trying to breed another breed of horse to a Rocky Mountain horse will probably not get you all of these attributes, so we will not breed mares outside our breed.
Breeding to Sebastian's Mountain King
Breeding Fees: All breeding fees include the collection of the semen, shipping container and shipping fees to your location via FEDEX. We combine all those fees to make it less confusing for the customer.
We require that payment is made prior to shipping. If it is impossible to send us a check in time, we will require that you use your credit card or use paypal to secure the shipment. Please note that all PayPal or credit card payments have an additional 2.9% added as a handling fee. Sorry, but that is what they charge us for you to use your card.