2016 Grey Registered Fell Pony Mare
Copperbeech Casper x Greenholme Viv
FP#6308 * 13.2hh * AA, Gg, Crcr * FIS Clear * Pssm1 Clear
Serendipity (Q) is in foal to Bybeck Yohann for a 2024 foal. Yohann is line bred with pathways to Murthwaite Look At Me that are less common than other current North American broodstock. This breeding will emphasize a bit more of an addtional pathway that goes to Murthwaite Look At Me's sire, Heltondale Bobby and does so via Severnvale Grey Bobby. From the North American breeding pool years 2017-2022, we only see 2 mares handing down this pathway to Severnvale Grey Bobby, that being Serendipity and her 1/2 sister, Braeberry Whimsical Legend. This foal will be FIS clear and could be grey, bay/brown, or buckskin.
Maintaining genetic diversity within a rare breed can be challenging when the breed's gene pool is small. Traditions held by the caretakers of a breed can sometimes pose contradictions towards that effort of keeping diversity. Such is the case of Serendipity as she carries the genetic potential to produce a buckskin foal, a color which is not permitted in the general Fell Pony Society studbook. Because she herself is correct in type, temperament, and genetically grey, the Fell Pony Society entered her into the regular studbook. This is very encouraging as she only has a 25% chance of producing a buckskin foal which gives her opportunity to produce some nice grey or bay foals that can carry on her bloodlines. Ironically, her first foal (2021), Fiddlehead Suede was indeed buckskin and we happily registered him section 'X'. We thank Cheryl Dutton of Braeberry Farm entrusting Greenholme Viv's (now retired) last foal to us.
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