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    Default Pregnant mares, foal gender, and the "nail test"

    Just out of curiosity, who has done the nail test!!!! I shall be doing the nail test tomorrow, and will wait and see...

    http://www.horse-sense.org/archives/20070304134703.php
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    Default Re: Pregnant mares, foal gender, and the "nail test"

    Think I will try it too

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    Default Re: Pregnant mares, foal gender, and the "nail test"

    Did it last year as well as vet sexing and said filly and it was. This year have done the same.....only a few more weeks to wait on her to see if correct!

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    Default Re: Pregnant mares, foal gender, and the "nail test"

    I have done it on abby. But i have just been confused reading the other post as i had got the results the wrong way round. It said a filly based on circle for a boy up and down straight for a girl.

    What results for boy and girl do you use? Especially those who have tried and tested

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    Default Re: Pregnant mares, foal gender, and the "nail test"

    I did the test on my mare and my friends broodmares, she wrote down all the predictions so we shall see.....

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    Default Re: Pregnant mares, foal gender, and the "nail test"

    I've done the nail test every year for years and it's always been right. However this year I am struggling to believe it as it is saying that every single mare is having a filly except one mare who will have the only colt. That seems too unbelievable for me but I have to say the nail was very adamant so who knows. Our first foals this year are due in April so only time will tell. I don't mind having lots of fillies saves on multiple costly castrations

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    Default Re: Pregnant mares, foal gender, and the "nail test"

    We have used the nail test and only once it was wrong.
    Spring Feather I work for a TB stud and we have 7 fillies and 3 colts so maybe it is just a filly year.

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    Default Re: Pregnant mares, foal gender, and the "nail test"

    Quote Originally Posted by BallyshanHorses View Post
    We have used the nail test and only once it was wrong.
    Spring Feather I work for a TB stud and we have 7 fillies and 3 colts so maybe it is just a filly year.
    and springfeather, which results did you go off for boy or girl ie which movement of the nail as i am confused

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    Default Re: Pregnant mares, foal gender, and the "nail test"

    me_n_super_abby I have always been told circle for a girl and straight line for a boy. I know loads of people who have done the same test on humans (usually with a wedding ring or similar on a necklace held over the palm or baby bump) and it is almost always right.

    This is my first try with horses, but if the results have had with people are anything to go by....

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    Default Re: Pregnant mares, foal gender, and the "nail test"

    In 2009 when Saffy's (profile pics) mum was AI'd, before scan it kept saying colt/filly and couldn't decide.......on scanning it showed twins so I ordered vet to pinch colt (LOL)....did nail test a little later and said filly and later on scan said filly....and well...she was a filly!

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