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Rare Homozygous Tobiano, Heterogyzous Black Barock Pinto Stud Colt
Knight of Hearts THF x Willem van Nassau
15.3 hands at 1 year 8 months old DOB: 2-28-2019
60.94% Friesian and 39.06% Warmblood
Introducing Otro Armani THF (pronounced Oh-tro Ar-ma-ni and means “another Armani” or “the other Armani” in Spanish), a KWPN registered, flashy colt out of H. Bonita Goodshapes by Knight of Hearts THF. We’ve run a complete color panel and pattern tests on Armani and he DNA tested homozygous tobiano (he’ll throw the pinto color pattern every time), heterozygous black (he carries a dominant black gene and a recessive red gene), and is negative for everything else. We also ran genetic tests on him and his results came back as negative for all of the following: Friesian Dwarfism, Friesian Hydrocephalous, Warmblood PSSM Type 1 gene (Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy – Type 1), and Warmblood WFFS Type 1 gene (Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome).
Armani has inherited a love for people just like his sire, Knight of Hearts, and his grandsire, Picasso’s Masterpiece. His personality is calm and well mannered, he’s brave and inquisitive and a quick learner that’s not afraid to try new things (he’s already leading like a pro, will pick up all of his feet and let you look in his mouth). He has excellent confirmation with a nice short back and long legs with lots of bone (that he’s still trying to figure out how to use). He’s also inherited a powerful hind end with lots of propulsion, a beautiful Friesian neck, well defined facial features including partial blue eyes that are characteristic of many homozygous tobiano Barock Pintos, and a flashy, eye-catching color pattern that will get him noticed in the show ring. His movement is elegant and graceful when he’s coordinated. As you’ll see in this video he is still figuring out how to move – if that sideways running (about half way through the video) is any indication, he’ll be able to do half passes with ease!
As our future stud (in about 3 or 4 years from now) he’ll add a new dimension to our breeding program. We’re so excited to see Armani grow up into the powerful and spectacular stallion that we know he’ll become.