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American Cream Draft Ivory Champagne1 Coat (left view)
Ivory Champagne1 Coat (left view)
American Cream Draft Ivory Champagne Coat (normal view)
Ivory Champagne Coat (normal view)

American Cream Draft Ivory Champagne Coat (front view)
Ivory Champagne Coat (front view)
American Cream Draft Golden Champagne Coat (right view)
Golden Champagne Coat (right view)

The American Cream Draft is a rare, champagne-colored draft breed, which is also the only draft breed that originated in the USA.

History:
The breed was created in the early 20th century in Iowa, and traces back to an ivory-champagne draft mare called "Old Granny", who always passed her champagne coat to her foals. One of these foals was named Nelson's Buck, and he grew up to be the foundation sire of the American Cream Draft breed. Official recognition of this breed began in 1944 when the American Cream Horse Association was established.

Originally, American Cream Drafts were popular due to their unique coat color. However, when the mechanization of agriculture took place at the end of the 1950s, the breed lost its popularity. Its numbers began to dwindle, and even its breed association became inactive. Only a handful of farmers dedicated to the American Cream Draft maintained its breeding, and prevented its extinction.

In 1982, thanks to the activity of three families, the American Cream Draft Horse Association was reactivated, and it remains active to his day. Nevertheless, even though the number of American Cream Drafts has increased over time, the breed is still considered to be an endangered breed in critical condition.

Breeding:
When it comes to breeding American Cream Drafts in Horse Isle, they must carry two copies of Ch champagne. Therefore, even though they theoretically can be crossed with other draft breeds (see 'detailed info' at the bottom), it is not recommended, as it will result in a heterozygous Chch foal, who will probably be a grade horse.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered American Cream Drafts in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 14.1-15.3, 14.7 (0.3), 0.05.
Sprint: 46-62, 54 (3), 0.61.

Accel: 0.89-1.09, 0.98 (0.05), 0.01.
Decel: 1.03-1.18, 1.11 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 4.64-5.03, 4.82 (0.08), 0.02.
Pull: 3.77-4.36, 4.05 (0.14), 0.03.

Turning: 49.93-62.54, 56.48 (2.93), 0.57.
Reverse: 2.4-2.9, 2.7 (0.1), 0.02.

Stamina: 55.53-61.16, 58.33 (1.06), 0.21.
Reaction: 0.70-0.80, 0.75 (0.02), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors: Champagne on chestnut, palomino, or cremello base.

Additionals: Flaxen. White markings are common.
* no brindle.

Height: 15hh to 16.3hh.
American Cream Draft Golden Champagne Coat
Golden Champagne Coat


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