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[ INDEX ] Equine Type: Horse Breed: Azteca   [ PREV ] [ NEXT ]
Azteca Muddy Dun Coat (left view)
Muddy Dun Coat (left view)
Azteca Flaxen Red Dun Coat (normal view)
Flaxen Red Dun Coat (normal view)

Azteca Grey Coat (front view)
Grey Coat (front view)
Azteca Linebacked Cream Amber Champagne Coat (right view)
Linebacked Cream Amber Champagne Coat (right view)

The Azteca is a cross between a Pure Spanish Horse (PRE) or a Lusitano Horse and an American Quarter Horse (AQH) or an American Paint Horse (APH.) It originated in Mexico and is also the National Horse of Mexico.

Origins:
The development of the Azteca began in 1972, when Mexican ranchers decided to create a ranch horse who can also perform well in a variety of disciplines. To this end, they crossed Andalusian stallions with AQH and Criollo mares. These crosses, along with selective breeding, created the Azteca.

A versatile breed:
The Azteca is an all-around breed that combines the agility, speed, and cow-sense required for working cows, with the lightness and disposition required for performing well in other disciplines, such as dressage.

The versatility of this breed made it famous in Mexico, where it became popular. In addition, this breed is also found in the USA and, to a lesser extent, in Europe.

Breeding:
Even though that the Azteca is an established breed, the registry still allows Azteca/PRE/Lusitano x Azteca/AQH/APH crosses to be registered as Azteca horses, as long as they have between 37.5% to 50% PRE/Lusitano blood, with the remaining percent being AQH/APH blood.

When it comes to Thoroughbred blood, Azteca horses cannot have more than 25% Thoroughbred blood. As such horses who have more than 25% Thoroughbred blood are not allowed to be used as breeding stock. In Horse Isle, this means that American Quarter/Paint Race Horses are not allowed to be used as breeding stock.

Last, the breeding programs for Azteca horses prefer that foals will have at least one Azteca parent. Therefore, in Horse Isle, the only way to get purebred Azteca foals is by crossing two Azteca horses together. This also ensures that purebred foals don't have excessive Lusitano/Andalusian/AQH/APH blood.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Azteca horses 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: 15.6-17.0, 16.3 (0.3), 0.06.
Sprint: 62-74, 68 (3), 0.51.

Accel: 1.04-1.23, 1.12 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.99-1.17, 1.07 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 5.09-5.34, 5.20 (0.06), 0.01.
Pull: 2.34-3.11, 2.76 (0.17), 0.03.

Turning: 61.40-74.69, 67.36 (3.42), 0.67.
Reverse: 2.8-3.5, 3.2 (0.2), 0.03.

Stamina: 51.45-56.30, 54.03 (0.98), 0.19.
Reaction: 0.76-0.85, 0.81 (0.02), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors & patterns: all colors and patterns except for dominant black, leopard, manchado, and mealy.

Height: 14.2hh to 16.1hh
Azteca Ebony Black Coat
Ebony Black Coat
Azteca Sooty Burgundy Seal Brown Coat
Sooty Burgundy Seal Brown Coat
Azteca Chocolate Brown Coat
Chocolate Brown Coat
Azteca Chocolate Brown Tobiano Coat
Chocolate Brown Tobiano Coat
Azteca Blood Bay Coat
Blood Bay Coat
Azteca Flaxen Black Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Black Chestnut Coat
Azteca Liver Chestnut Coat
Liver Chestnut Coat
Azteca Flaxen Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Chestnut Coat
Azteca Chestnut Sabino Coat
Chestnut Sabino Coat
Azteca Flaxen Chestnut Tobiano Coat
Flaxen Chestnut Tobiano Coat
Azteca Flaxen Red Chestnut Pinto Coat
Flaxen Red Chestnut Pinto Coat
Azteca Smoky Black Coat
Smoky Black Coat
Azteca Smoky Brown Coat
Smoky Brown Coat
Azteca Linebacked Perlino Coat
Linebacked Perlino Coat
Azteca Cremello Coat
Cremello Coat
Azteca Dun Coat
Dun Coat
Azteca Muddy Dun Coat
Muddy Dun Coat
Azteca Grey Coat
Grey Coat
Azteca Light Grey Coat
Light Grey Coat
Azteca Blue Silver Coat
Blue Silver Coat
Azteca Sepia Brown Silver Coat
Sepia Brown Silver Coat
Azteca Dunskin Silver Sabino Coat
Dunskin Silver Sabino Coat
Azteca Perlino Silver Coat
Perlino Silver Coat
Azteca Sable Champagne Coat
Sable Champagne Coat
Azteca Cream Amber Champagne Coat
Cream Amber Champagne Coat


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