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THE BLUE  CATALOG:

  • In 1961 a movement for peservation evolved with the publication of the blue arabian horse catalog by miss Jane Liewellyn Ott.
  • in her own words the catalog is published to encourage the production and preservation of the type of horse bred by the Bedouin tribes of Saud Arabia.The catalog lists those horses to be bred entirely from foundation stock suitable for maintaining the kind of horse the catalog is designed to preserve.

  • The stock in the catalog is divided into two categories, Blue list and BLUE STAR, the background of both are the same except that the BLUE STAR animals have no recorded Muniqi blood while the blue list may be any percent up to full muniqi.
  • Beginning with a foundation list of 80 horses, lack of replacement breeding in combination with other TRAGIC CIRCUMSTANCE leave the existing BLUE STARs working with a group tracing to only 18 foundation horses.
  • In an effort to preserve the greatest possible genetic variability, the BLUE STAR breeders have worked toward creating and maintaining sub-groups within the larger group so that future generations will have out-crossed.(breeding of different strains but usually of the same breed). available within the closed group.
  • Between 1995 and 2001 there were 3245 Blue catalog horses registered, 188 of those were BLUE STAR, 13 of those were straight desert abayyans.
  • creating this second category also resulted in the inclusion of a number of horses as "straight desert breeding" from Saudi arabia and Bahrain with no lines to the Egyptian breeding.

 

  •  As has been proven in the past , the "straight desertbred" horses provide an important out-cross for the more populous egyptian lines as well as other lines.
  • But they are also special within their own group.
  • A renewed relevance and purpose has emerged in preserving the "straight dersert bred" lines generated within the Blue star breeding group.
Dedicated breeders have focused on maintaining this rare "straight desert bred" group, preserving the most important features of conformational quality,endurance,efficient movement,athletic ability,nobility,intelligence, and that almost indescribable fresh appearance of a classic horse that runs swiftly across the desert sands.

From "BlueArabianHorseCatalog.


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