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Fire Friesian

 

 

 

 

                              

Fire Friesian

The Friesian Heritage Horse & Sporthorse Int’l registry (HH) has a variety of different books, for purebred and crossbred Friesians, that have been created due to popular request. This can help prevent the formation of multiple, small, ineffective, splinter registries. Keeping all of the data and DNA under one UNITED registry is beneficial to all.


 

The HH is excited to announce our newest specialty book, the Fire Friesian Book!
 

General Qualifications

·   •  Red purebred Friesians will be registered as “Purebred Friesian” within the Fire Friesian book.

·   •  Red Crossbred Friesians will be registered as “Fire Friesian” within the Fire Friesian book.

·   •  Horses must be solid red (chestnut / sorrel).

·   •  Flaxen and minimal sabino white markings (star, strip, socks, etc.) are allowed.

·   •  Horses must be a minimum of 50% Friesian. The non-Friesian side of the pedigree should be no less than four generations. Horses may not be over 25% Draft or Gypsy (Tinker) blood. Horses who gait are not allowed.

·   •  Horses with a gray parent are required to be tested negative for gray.

·   •  Mares and stallions with a bay parent(s) must be DNA color tested to see if they carry the bay (agouti) gene, so it may be disclosed on their papers. Offspring of a non-Friesian chestnut/red horse may also be required to test for bay (agouti).

·   •  DNA Color testing may be required, at the discretion of the HH council.

·   •  All horses must be parentage DNA tested, and parent verification is required, whenever possible.

·   •  All parent horses must have DNA markers on file with HH.

·   •  Inbreeding is strongly discouraged.  Horses with a high percentage of inbreeding will have a cautionary note placed on their registration certificate.

·   •  Registration into the Fire Friesian Book is at the discretion of the HH council.

 

·   For horses who do not fit criteria above, the Friesian Heritage Horse offers a number of other registration books, for horses with a minimum of 25% documented Friesian heritage. Please visit the General Rules page to see a full list of the HH registration books.

 


The purebred chestnut, or red, Friesian is at risk of extinction!

It is the goal of the Friesian Heritage Horse to preserve and expand the bloodlines of the chestnut/red Friesian horses.

 

Today, red Friesians come primarily from only three Dutch approved stallions:

Wicher 334 (FPS #199101031)

Jillis 301 (FPS #198503011)

Laes 278 (FPS #197502781).

 

In general, the Friesian breed has an extraordinarily small gene pool, and because of this, the breeding of purebred Friesians is more complicated than most other breeds.  There are a multitude of health issues documented within the breed, and therefore, it is vitally important to avoid inbreeding.

 

Since the red or chestnut Friesians are limited to only three currently known stallion lines, the gene pool of available red lines, within the purebred Friesian breed, is miniscule and this puts the chestnut/red Friesian horses at even greater risk.

 

Within the Friesian breed, if you breed the 1st red line to the 2nd red line and produce a red, that red can only be bred to the third line, therefore a genetic dead end is reached.  For those who wish to breed only purebred red Friesians, it is recommended to use non-red carrying Friesian lines to breed to one single red-carrier line, with the goal of producing black horses that silently carry a red gene.  These red carrying blacks can then be used to breed back to one of the other known three lines of red (whichever ones they are not related to), in the hopes of producing red carriers with expanded Friesian lines. It is only by breeding black red-carriers that we can expand the purebred Friesian bloodlines carrying the red gene.  However, the fact will remain that only three lines of Friesian are known to carry red and those lines must be returned to, in order to produce actual red Friesians.  By returning to those lines, the dangers of inbreeding occur.

 

It is our belief that by using SELECT horses, that are the descendants of the Friesian horse crossed with other horse breeds, the gene pool can be widened, and hopefully improve the health, height and longevity of these beautiful colored horses, while retaining Friesian characteristics.

 

This book was NOT developed for the goal of producing “quick” high percentage red Friesians. For the Crossbred Friesians within the Fire Friesian book, the breeding goal should be to breed quality horses with a high amount of Friesian traits, while keeping the actual percentage of Friesian blood lower, so that genetic diversity can be obtained.  Keeping the Friesian temperament and type is of utmost importance!

 

 
Examples Stallions & Colts

        

Fire Friesian colt, Crimson Legend

 

 

List updated 05/05/2015

 

Please call our office for more information on the DNA status of any horse that is not on these lists.

 

Horses who are registered with OR have DNA markers on file with HH who are

RED GENE CARRIERS or FIRE FRIESIANS

 

Stallions & Colts

Breed

Color

 

%

Name

Registration #

Line #1

Line #2

Line #3

Friesian

E/e

stallion

100%

Koop

HH3363-2003

Jillis 301

   

Friesian

E/e

stallion

100%

Jupiter K

HH1775-2011

Jillis 301

 

 

Friesian

E/e

colt

100%

Mario BHE

HH1967-2012

Jillis 301

 

 

Friesian

E/e

stallion

100%

Diemer

HH2029-2001

Jillis 301

 

 

Friesian

E/e

stallion

100%

Tinus PM  (Frozen)

HH2030-1990

Jillis 301

 

 

Friesian

E/e

colt

100%

BDF Mystere

HH2164-2012

Jillis 301

Wicher 334

 

Friesian

E/e

stallion

100%

Zensational BHE

HH1021-2007

Jillis 301

 

 

Friesian

E/e

stallion

100%

Draco of Carisbrooke

HH1228-2009

Laes 278

 

 

Friesian

E/e

stallion

100%

Leendert Leopold

200300055

Laes 278

 

 

Friesian

E/e

stallion

100%

Ricochet F.Q.

200502421

Laes 278

 

 

Friesian

E/e

stallion

100%

Rembrandt

199708091

Laes 278

 

 

Friesian

E/e

stallion

100%

Lark of Honor Bright

200308011

Wicher 334

Jillis 301

 

Friesian

E/e

stallion

100%

Ivanhoe F.Q.

200256081

Wicher 334

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Friesian

Red

colt

50%

Crimson Legend

HH2840-2014

New Red

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baroque Pinto-WB

E/e

stallion

93.75%

Picasso's Masterpiece

HH2720-2009BP

New Red

 

 

Please note all three lines of red carriers, Jillis, Wicher & Laes, trace back to Freark 218.

 

 

Mares & Fillies

Breed

Color

Age

%

Name

Registration #

Line #1

Line #2

Line #3

Friesian

Red

mare

100%

BDF Celtic Luck

HH1973-2011

Wicher 334

 Jillis 301

 

Friesian

Red

filly

100%

BDF Xanadu

HH2835-2015

Wicher 334

 Jillis 301

 Laes 278

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Friesian

Red

mare

50%

Fire Fly Design

HH1209-2009

New Red

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*New Red means that these red horse are not from the three primary Red purebred Friesian lines.

 

 
Examples Mares & Fillies

     

Purebred Friesians, BDF Celtic Luck and her new 2015 filly, BDF Xanadu

 

     

Fire Friesian mare, Firefly Design

 

The newest addition to our red carrier list, meet Friesian stallion....KOOP.

Available for breeding...Standing in Ohio. Please contact us.

 

            

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