Black Forest Babydoll

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Babydoll is renowned in the Gypsy Cob world as one of the most famous living mares. Conformationally, Babydoll is an exceedingly well-balanced mare.  She has a very attractive head enriched by her large, dark eyes and a long, very well shaped neck enhanced with the perfect arc to both the top and bottom lines of her neck. She has excellent size and quality of bone and stands square both front and rear.

Born in the U.K. on January 15, 1999, she was bred and owned by the well-known and respected Gypsy horse breeder, Sid Harker. In 2002 Jeff and Christine Bartko imported her from England to the United States to be their showpiece at Black Forest Shires and Gypsy Horse Ranch.

Quiet and relaxed under the saddle and in harness, Babydoll has an unmatched temperament. She is a smooth mover and characteristically exhibits high, round motion with good step up underneath.  She has been ridden in the Tournament of Roses Parade twice and has pulled wagons and carts from England to California.

This exceptional mare is a rare beauty and pivotal to the future of our breeding program.

Black Forest Babydoll is the dam to 11 foals:

  • 2003 Sid’s Legacy, GHRA #B00000209, Stallion Sired by Sporty aka Snoopy, deceased 2013 – colic.
  • 2005 The Lion Queen, GVHS #GV00506F, Mare Sired by The Lion King. Owner: Northern Lights Ranch, Viburnum, Missouri.
  • 2008 Lion King’s Perfection, GHRA #B00001171, Stallion Sired by The Lion King. Deceased – severe laminitis.
  • 2008 Babydoll’s Filly of Lexlin, GVHS #GV02550, Mare Sired by The Lion King, Uterine Transfer.  Owner:  Lexlin Gypsy Ranch, Rockwood,
  • 2008 4C Lion King’s Babydoll; GHRA B00000670, Mare Sired by The Lion King, Uterine Transfer, deceased – lightning strike.
  • 2010 Babydoll’s Delight, GVHS #GV03175, Mare Sired by LK’s Legacy aka Luka, Owner: Echo Mountain Ranch.
  • 2015 Bubba, Colt Sired by The Lion King, ICSI-Uterine Transfer, Owner: Echo Mountain Ranch.
  • 2015 Sophie, Filly Sired by The Lion King, ICSI-Uterine Transfer, Owner: Echo Mountain Ranch.
  • 2015 Lacy, Filly Sired by The Lion King, ICSI-Uterine Transfer, Owner: Echo Mountain Ranch.
  • 2016 Sasha, Filly Sired by The Lion King, ICSI-Uterine Transfer, Owner: Echo Mountain Ranch
  • 2016 Molly, Filly Sired by The Lion King, ICSI-Uterine Transfer, Owner: Echo Mountain Ranch.

Pedigree

  • Black Forest Babydoll
    • Sid’s Good Stallion
      • The Dock
        Tailed Horse

        • Little Paddy
      • Daughter of the Lob
        • The Lob
          Eared Horse

          • Henry
            Conners
            White
            Horse
          • The
            Irish
            Blagdon
            Mare
        • Conners Mare
    • Bonny Lass
      • Tom UK
        • Moulden Mare
Black Forest Babydoll Genetic Testing Results
Rfactor Agouti Cream Silver Cham Pearl Tobiano LWO Sabino SW1 SW2 SW3 LP PSSM1
Ee aa nn nn nn nn nT nn nn nn nn nn lp/lp n/n
Genetic Testing Results Guide
Red/Black Factor

EE

Homozygous for Black Factor. Horse carries two copies of the Black gene. Horse is Black based.

Ee

Heterozygous. Horse is Black based but carries a recessive copy of the Red gene.

ee

Homozygous Red. Horse carries two copies of the Red gene. Horse has a red base pigment.

Agouti

AA

Homozygous for Agouti. Horse carries two copies of the Agouti gene.

Aa

Heterozygous. Horse carries one copy of the Agouti gene.

aa

Non-Agouti. If horse is black based (E), black pigment will be evenly distributed.

Cream Dilution

nn

Negative for Cream Dilution.

nCr

Heterozygous. Single dilute. Horse carries one copy of the Cream Dilution gene.

CrCr

Homozygous. Double dilute. Horse carries two copies of the Cream Dilution gene.

Silver Dilution

nn

Negative for Silver Dilution.

nZ

Heterozygous. Horse carries one copy of the Silver Dilution gene.

ZZ

Homozygous. Horse has two copies of the Silver Dilution gene.

Champagne Dilution

nn

Negative for Champagne Dilution.

nCh

Heterozygous. Horse carries one copy of the Champagne Dilution gene.

ChCh

Homozygous. Horse has two copies of the Champagne Dilution gene.

Pearl Dilution

nn

Negative for Pearl Dilution.

nPrl

Heterozygous. Horse carries one copy of the Pearl Dilution gene.

PrlPrl

Homozygous. Horse has two copies of the Pearl Dilution gene.

Tobiano

TT

Homozygous. Horse carries two copies of the Tobiano gene. This horse will always produce Tobiano offspring.

nT

Heterozygous. Horse carries one copy of the Tobiano gene.

nn

Negative for Tobiano.

Lethal White Overo

nn

Negative for Frame Overo (LWO).

nO

Heterozygous. Horse carries one copy of the LWO gene. Horse will usually exhibit the frame overo pattern.

OO

Homozygous. Lethal White Foal. Horse was born with a lethal genetic intestinal disorder.

Sabino1

nn

Negative for the Sabino 1 gene.

nSb1

Heterozygous. Horse carries one copy of the Sabino1 gene. Horse will exhibit sabino characteristics.

Sb1Sb1

Homozygous. Maximum white sabino. Horse carries two copies of the Sabino 1 gene.

Splash White 1

nn

Negative for the Splashed White SW1 mutation.

n/SW1

Heterozygous. Horse has one copy of the Splashed White SW1 mutation.

SW1/SW1

Homozygous. Horse has two copies of the Splashed White SW1 mutation.

Splash White 2

nn

Negative for the Splashed White SW2 mutation.

n/SW2

Heterozygous. Horse has one copy of the Splashed White SW2 mutation.

SW2/SW2

Homozygous for the Splashed White SW2 mutation. Most Likely Lethal.

Splash White 3

nn

Negative for the Splashed White SW3 mutation.

n/SW3

Heterozygous. Horse has one copy of the Splashed White SW3 mutation.

SW3/SW3

Homozygous for the Splashed White SW3 mutation. Most Likely Lethal.

Appaloosa

lp/lp

Tested negative for the main Appaloosa LP gene.

LP/lp

Heterozygous: Horse carries one copy of the Appaloosa LP gene and is a carrier of CSNB.

LP/LP

Homozygous: Horse carries two copies of the Appaloosa LP gene and is affected by CSNB.

Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy - Type 1

n/n

Clear: Negative for the PSSM Type 1 gene mutation.

n/P1

Heterozygous: Horse carries one copy of the PSSM Type 1 gene mutation and is affected.

P1/P1

Homozygous: Horse has two copies of the PSSM Type 1 gene mutation and is affected.