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Today, Black Forest Chestnuts are known for their iconic coat-color: chestnut. But many years ago, when the Black Forest Chestnut was just created, it used to come in bay, black, brown, and even grey.
As the decades passed, more and more Black Forest Chestnuts were bred to have the iconic flaxen chestnut coat, but not all breeders followed the trend. They continued breeding the non-chestnut stock, and continue breeding it nowadays, althoughin far smaller numbers compared to chestnut Black Forest Chestnuts.
What does the Black Forest Chestnut's breed standard say?
Today, according to the breed standard, bay, black, brown, and grey Black Forest Chestnuts are allowed to be bred and regstered in order to preserve them as cultural assets. They are subjected to the same conformation standard as regular Black Forest Chestnuts.
That said, the breed standard also gives clear preference to chestnut-colored horses, stating that the breeding goal is to "maintain the breeding of a light-to-medium heavy draft horse in the desired color of chestnut with light long hair."
Breeding of Non-chestnut Black Forest Chestnuts in Horse Isle:
Because Non-chestnut BFCs are regarded as a secondary (less desired) type of Black Forest Chestnut, then in Horse Isle they are registered only as a subtype of the Black Forest Chestnut. In other words, they cannot be registered as regular Black Forest Chestnuts.
Their breeding is also subjected to rigid breeding rules, allowing only Non-chestnut BFC parents, or one Non-chestnut BFC parent and one Black Forest Chestnut parent, to have a Non-chestnut BFC foal. This ensures that Non-chestnut BFCs have full Black Forest Chestnut lineage.
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Non-chestnut BFCs in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases,
Note: these metrics are identical to those of the Black Forest Horse.
Speed: 14.8-16.2, 15.5 (0.3), 0.05.
Sprint: 52-64, 58 (3), 0.54.
Accel: 0.88-1.08, 0.98 (0.05), 0.01.
Decel: 1.07-1.22, 1.14 (0.03), 0.01.
Jump: 4.95-5.28, 5.09 (0.06), 0.01.
Pull: 3.06-3.69, 3.35 (0.14), 0.03.
Turning: 50.98-64.03, 57.68 (2.69), 0.53.
Reverse: 2.6-3.0, 2.8 (0.1), 0.02.
Stamina: 47.36-52.84, 50.04 (0.94), 0.18.
Reaction: 0.80-0.89, 0.84 (0.02), 0.00.
See the Black Forest Chestnut, as the conformation is identical.
Coats & Height:
Colors: bay, black, and brown. Never chestnut.
No grey? while real Non-chestnut BFCs can come in grey, in Horse Isle this color is banned from this breed due to technical limitations.
Additionals: sooty. Always carry the flaxen fl allele. The coat is always solid and has minor white markings (compared to chestnut Black Forests.)
* no brindle.
Only black manes and tails! Non-chesnut BFCs never carry the grey mane & tail trait (unlike chestnut BFCs who might carry it.) Breeders who use chestnut BFCs must ensure that they don't carry the gmt allele, or they risk getting a grade foal.
Height: 14.2hh to 15.3hh.
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