rare Bay Silver AQHA breeding...
Welcome to Heartland Quarter Horses! Proudly presenting our breeding program aimed for performance and conformation, originating on the famous Bar U Ranch, now a National Historic Site....
We are delighted to showcase rare Bay Silver (Silver Dapple) genetics! For years we noticed some of our foals showing very striking color with their dark bay bodies and flaxen / silver manes and tails. We were contacted by a horse-colour enthusiast from U.S.A., saying they recognized the silver dapple characteristics in Bar U Champ Binder, which had never before been recorded in a Quarter Horse. A hair sample submitted to UC Davis in late 2004 for DNA confirmation of colour genetics. Confirmation of the Bay Silver (Z) gene was then sent to AQHA, who contacted us asking to change Champ's official registration. On January 27, 2005, his colour was officially changed from 'chestnut' to 'bay' with a notation on the registration that he carried and expressed the elusive silver gene. Bar U Champ Binder (1981 - 2009) was the first 'silver' confirmed and recognized by AQHA, and today most AQHA horses with Bay Silver (Silver Dapple) colouring are decendants of Bar U Champ Binder.
We are now showcasing a grandson of Bar U Champ Binder also carrying the rare gene. Chinky Silver is already proving to have the ability, conformation and disposition we expect in our program. His bloodlines include Freckles Playboy, Doc's Prescription, Doc O Lena, Three Bars, and Hollywood Gold. All of Chinky's foals are exceptionally easy to train, and are beautifully put together.
Chinky, and all of the broodmares in our program, have tested Negative for all in a 5-panel genetic disorders test. We have superior quality frozen semen available to North America. Special consideration by reduced breeding fees will be given to proven, 5-Panel Negative mares.
We are expecting 5 foals for 2016, beginning in May. Some have already sold 'in utero'. We truly appreciate the confidence our buyers have in Heartland's program, especially when they "pre-order" our foals! If you see anything you like please contact us. Some of our mares may be purchased with foals at side and bred back to Chinky Silver.
Please visit our Gallery to view some of the stunning Bay Silvers resulting from our breeding program. And, check out "Chinky Silver" on FACEBOOK!