SO FAR IN 2017 ARE FILLIES
both by Fallen
Ash Farms Handsome Eagle
WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR AMHA/BMHS REGISTRATION
babies were expected in 2017, although arrivals starting later than other years.
After many sleepless nights camera watching, two babies arrived on 5th May within
under 3 hours of each other - and both fillies ! Although these two babies are
full sisters to last year's fillies out of Uno Tiffany and JEM Vegas
Lady, they couldn't be more different for colour.
Tiffany's 2016 filly
was an attractive, evenly marked very dark bay pinto (Donabi UK Eagles Show Stealer),
Vegas's too (Donabi UK Eagles Luck Be A Lady) was the same colour but with a mostly
dark bay body. This time Tiffany's is a solid silver bay with not a white hair
to be seen, whereas Vegas' filly is mainly white all over with a black head and
patch on her off side, and three black spots on her near side. 'Chalk and Cheese'
doesn't come into it ! What they have in common is that both are correct, strong,
healthy babies with the friendly, outgoing personalities my foals have.
FABULOUS PINTO FILLIES IN 2016
all by Fallen
Ash Farms Handsome Eagle
WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR AMHA/BMHS REGISTRATION
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again winter wasn't bad as regards cold, but made up for it by being very wet.
Once Christmas and New Year celebrations are over it seems no time before babies
are arriving. Tiffany, for the first time ever in her broodmare career, decided
to have her 9th consecutive foal a couple of weeks early - and catch me out !
I knew she was fairly close but didn't indicate that foaling was imminent so she
was out with a couple of her mare friends. I realised things had changed when
I arrived home and the other two came down to meet me as usual, but no sign of
Tiff. I rushed around putting them in before going to find Tiff, then madam appeared
with a very well presented bay pinto foal beside her. From its appearance baby
had been here a while, as perfectly dry and confident beside her. Tiff probably
delivered soon after she confirmed I was well out of the way ! Thankfully all
was well and it is the most stunning, evenly marked filly.
Vegas had such a sad time last year losing her foal, everyone who knew her was
willing everything to go right for her this time, and I was watching her closely
- fortunately it did, resulting in a beautiful, leggy and refined bay pinto Filly,
ironically born on Friday the 13th !! Vegas's role in life was to be a mum, she
adores her baby.
third and final foal of the year born on 4th June was, incredibly, ANOTHER FILLY.
Her dam, Tiara, is tiny but I hoped maybe Eagle would introduce more height in
the foal, well that didn't quite work ! This adorable, black pinto filly is minute,
smaller than my Newfoundland dog even now at 5 weeks old, but she is beautiful,
with proportionately long legs and ultra refinement. She is full of energy and
enjoys plenty of attention, which is always rewarding.
wasn't too bad and soon it was time to be looking forward to foals arriving. I
was expecting Tiffany first around mid April, but she turned out to be a few days
late and was overtaken by MM having her first foal, arriving 10 days early. This
baby was a tiny black pinto colt by 'Uno', so much like his sire, and with the
lovely head 'Uno' puts on his babies.
hours later, not to be out done, Tiffany foaled a tall, leggy silver bay pinto
filly. At still only 11 years old this was Tiffany's 8th consecutive foal - what
an phenomanal broodmare she is. This filly was the first by my Fallen Ash Eagle
Scout stallion, and so very different from her previous offspring. Not only is
Tiffany an outstanding producing mare, in May, with foal at foot, she made her
2015 show ring debut and won a RIHS qualifier.
was than a time lapse before the next foal arrived, until 18th May when Lalique
had her first foal, again by my Fallen Ash stallion, and another filly ! An ultra
refined and leggy, black pinto. Initially Lala seemed mystified as to where this
new arrival had come from but, although not the most possessive mother, she is
doing a great job rearing her baby, taking everything in her stride.
a week later I lost another beautiful black pinto filly by a red bag delivery
that I didn't discover quickly enough and my resussitation attempts failed. It
is always distressing, especially for the mare who has had babies before, and
you blame yourself for not getting there quite soon enough.
with Eagles First Love (Rio) still to foal around 11 July, I was very anxious.
However, Rio decided not to wait until then and delivered her baby at 307 days
!! Thankfully all went well and she produced the most breathtakingly beautiful
bay pinto filly. This exquisite baby is full sister to Lala (Champion Donabi UK
Uno Lalique) and to Rio's last year's colt owned by Katy Smith, Champion Donabi
UK Uno Cartier, all by Uno Tom Thumb. I am so thrilled with this gorgeous little
filly, I have to keep her.
UK Uno Silver Edition
yet another surprise with her 'Uno' foal, not only another filly, only
her second from 7 foals, but ........... a silver pinto with one blue eye. I have
never bred that colour before ! She is a filly with the most extrovert personality
who craves human contact, and makes a beeline for anyone who enters her paddock.
I am planning to run her on for my granddaughter Emilene to show and have fun
with in 2015.
UK Uno Cartier
Another stunning, ultra refined foal by 'Uno'
out of my beautiful Fallen Ash mare, Eagles First Love. This time a striking
well marked, leggy chestnut pinto colt, full brother to Donabi UK Uno Lalique
and Donabi UK Uno Faberge. Cartier will be going off to his new home at
2012 foals have gone to wonderful
new homes, with the exception of Donabi UK Uno Faberge, full sister to
Donabi UK Uno Lalique and daughter of Fallen Ash Eagles First Love,
who is a 'keeper'. Faberge is fulfilling the promise she showed as a new
born foal and maturing into a very beautiful filly, as are her sister and dam.
having two foals due this year made things easier after the wet, cold winter -
and even better, they were BOTH Fillies !! This was all the more amazing
as Uno Tiffany's five consecutive foals have all been colts, and I was
beginning to believe that was how it would be again.
JSW Magic Romance's
two foals have also both been colts so a filly this time was once again a very
pleasant surprise. Probably colts all the way for 2014 !!!!!!!
Baby and Girls
fabulous chestnut pinto homozygous, blue eyed colt has been weaned and gone to
his new home. Rio and Chinchee's fillies, Faberge and Snowbird
respectively, were late arrivals in June so are still at present with their mothers.
Faberge is an ultra refined, well marked, dainty filly, like Lalique,
her full sister from 2011, and I hope to show her next season. Snowbird
is the first pinto foal Chinchee has had, always producing solid coloured
babies to Uno previously. 'Snow' has a gorgeous head, like her dam, and
although well made and very correct, she is going to be tiny, probably around
28" - 29" at maturity, but a strong little character.
third and final foal of 2012 arrived on 26th June. An absolutely exquisite
refined, leggy black pinto filly with a superb head. This foal is the kind you
could wait a lifetime for, the beauty and refinement you dream of, all in one
package, and I am so lucky to already have her full sister from 2011,
Donabi UK Uno Lalique. The pics were taken when she was about 20 minutes old,
so will be updated as she progresses.
2012 foal arrived on 9th June. Another surprise as it was a pinto and Uno/Chinchee
have previously always produced solid colour babies - but always fillies. This
little baby arrived early and like Chinchee's other foals weighed in at around
8 kilos. She is a pretty, cute little doll, so feminine but playful and cheeky
with plenty of presence like her dam.
4 weeks old, striding out at Devon County Show||Donabi
U Uno Monet at 9 weeks looking very smart, ready to go with his mum Uno
Tiffany to a Charity Fun Day we were asked to attend on 23rd June. He is
so colourful, and those blue eyes....................WOW!|
first foal of 2012 born on 19th April. Just when I think I have had all the
surprises 'Uno' has to offer, he and Tiffany produce yet another spectacular colt
(Tiff's 5th colt in a row, she doesn't 'do' girls !) a chestnut pinto but......with
BLUE EYES !!! Where did they find this one ?? This little colt, Monet,
is loudly marked and again homozygous for tobiano. Don't know how 'Uno' is producing
so many homozygous offspring either, he must have the most incredible gene pool,
6 out of 8 of his 2011 foals were tested positive for tobiano.
such a typical 'Tiff' baby right from the beginning, not only his quality, colouring
and refinement but like his full brothers he is overly confident, people friendly
and 'grown up' for his age. We are just loving having him around, but he will
be for sale at weaning as I have run on a bay pinto homozygous 'Uno' colt from
are relieved to be almost through the winter weather and now looking forward to
the 2012 expected foals, and a season showing.
There are three of our
'Elite' mares to foal in 2012 to our top producing stallion Uno Tom
Thumb. Multi champion Uno Tiffany is the first one due around the end
Dear Nehi Chinchee May has hopefully put all the problems
of last year behind her, and is expected to foal in June. We will anxiously be
awaiting the safe arrival of this foal.
It was exciting to have Fallen
Ash Eagles First Love confirmed in foal when scanned in January, even though
it could be a July baby. She had an exquisite ultra refined grulla pinto filly
in 2011, which has been retained and will be heading for the show ring this season.
Magic foaled an absolutely stunning, leggy, refined
colt on 31st August. Another baby which arrived almost a month before its
due date, but that was a bonus being so late in the summer now. This little boy
is full brother to Donabi UK Uno Romantic Affair who has had such
a sensational first season for the delightful Kelly Family of Turra Lodge in Ireland.
days yet, but this colt has the look of another 'Superstar'.
COLT THIS TIME !
It seems Tiffany was in a hurry as well
and presented a very striking pinto colt on Thursday morning 19th May 2011 soon
after I put her out in the paddock, and luckily before I left for work ! Full
brother to Masterpiece and Masterclass, but again soooo different
POSITIVE HOMOZYGOUS FOR TOBIANO - A Valuable Little Boy !
Rio couldn't wait until 2nd/3rd week in June - look
what I found out in the paddock around 11.30 am on Saturday morning 14th May !
An exquisite, delicate, leggy filly with the most beautiful head and gorgeous
tipped in 'Araby' ears.
filly out of Fallen Ash Eagles First Love
first two foals have arrived and are both very different but beautiful fillies!
the joy of having 5 out of 5 foals arriving safely last year, sadly this year
we were not to be so lucky.
Starting as early as 27th January things started
to go wrong with dear little Nehi Chinchee May foaling almost 6 weeks early with
all sorts of complications resulting in her losing a beautiful filly.
was next to foal a week late on 14th April, and that to my horror was another
red bag delivery, two in a row seemed impossible, but fortunately her filly was
correctly presented and after a struggle I managed to pull it out safely. It is
the most amazing loudly marked sorrel pinto, very correct, with a lovely head
and fabulous friendly temperament.
Spirit foaled a little early,
10 days after Glitz on the 24th April, not quite straightforward either but another
filly, an unusually marked minimal black pinto. This filly if ultra refined and
leggy with a fantastic head, similar to Spirit's filly from last year that I have
Tiffany should be next towards the end of the May/June,
followed by Rio (Fallen Ash Eagles First Love) with Magic bringing
up the rear for a late summer baby.
the latest broodmare to join our herd from Faith Farm in Alabama, presented us
on 13th May with this exquisite, leggy, refined filly, sired by the strikingly
marked Another Dimension Mr Remarkable. The filly has inherited her dam's
beautiful head, and is an attractive silver bay - which is a first for us, we
haven't had that colour before !
Uno Tiffany produced
a colt foal in the early hours of Wednesday 29th April - and she caught
me out, although I had the screen on all night in the bedroom !! He was a week
late, and it showed, what a super, well furnished baby, and potentially another
show stopper, with the lovely head that stamps 'Uno Tom Thumb' foals.
Well forget the Colour
Calculator !!! I haven't a clue what colour this little boy is - a sort of
pale milk chocolate/minky colour with not a white hair anywhere to be seen, and
like the other three foals, with a very definite dorsal stripe going along his
back and down his tail.
Tiffany looks wonderful, having already regained
her trim figure, looking fit for the show ring right now, she is such a brilliant
(Click on small
pictures for slideshow)
head shot of this outstanding foal, now in his new home with Barbara Edmonds.
Easter Bunnies - but two fantastic Easter babies !!!
More news on these exquisite Uno Tom Thumb
babies, to follow soon.
on Easter Sunday, Seahorse Scouts Spellbound Ahlea presented us with another
tri coloured beautiful, delicate filly: Donabi UK Uno Colour
UK UNO DAINTY DIVA
January 2010 - The first baby of the 'New Dawn' and its a Filly !