Rare Foals Born On British Stud

Credit : GFS Sportshorses

Tuesday 26 June - 11h18 | Lulu Kyriacou

Rare Foals Born On British Stud

Gassons Farm Stud near Exeter in Devon got a big surprise this month when one of their broodmares produced twins! And if that was not rare enough, the pair are identical (monozygotic, from the same egg) and spotted in colour!

 - Rare Foals Born On British Stud

Credit : GFS Sportshorses

The pair who were born on June 8th,  had to survive what is colloquially called a 'red bag delivery' which is when the placenta detached when labour start before the foal(s) is born and is presented first  through the vaginal opening. Such a delivery, if not well managed, can start a foal of oxygen during the delivery process  and is enough of a drama when there is one foal, let alone  two!

​The foals are colts and have been named GFS Shockwave and GFS Masta Blasta​ and are both doing well, having been carried to full term (another unsual occurence when a mare produces twins) and have been enjoying time out in the paddock with their dam. Apparently  they both have very different personalities, which is just as well as they look so similar!

Gassons Farm Stud specialised in breeding sports horses with unusual colouring and although their foals mother (officially called Liosin Lux but known as Destiny) is a  KWPN sired bay, their father is GFS Fire and Ice, a perlino leopard spotted warmblood stallion, who is fuly graded and stands at the stud.   You can follow the foals' progress via the stud Facebook page here

 - Rare Foals Born On British Stud


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