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  1. #161
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    Default Re: Pregnant mares, foal gender, and the "nail test"

    It worked Alice had a filly. Yeah for the nail test!

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

    My mare has been scanned 16 days in foal today. I did the nail test a week ago and it predicted a filly.

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

    How many weeks after cover does the nail test start to work do you reckon?

  4. #164
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    Default Re: Pregnant mares, foal gender, and the "nail test"

    equi, not sure, but with the last 5 foals which we've had, it's been wrong, every time!

    It's a bit of harmless fun, for all that. A blood test at circa 100 days is far more reliable, so I'm advised! Those TB mares from the lower ranks, and which were found to be carrying fillies, were often aborted at this stage, with a free return to the stallion being offered. Sad, isn't it?

    Alec.
    I've decided that life's far to important for it to be taken seriously.

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

    Very! Harmless fun indeed. I've found it to be untrue also (my mare wasn't pregnant and it told me she was having a filly sooooo)

    But I will do it this year with my younger mare who's covered.

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

    Getting massive circles so filly. Only two months so May change haha

  7. #167
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    Default Re: Pregnant mares, foal gender, and the "nail test"

    went out and tested this on several different animals yesterday. My pregnant doe (bunny, not deer) isn't pregnant, my buck (bunny) is going to have a litter of all boys. My might be pregnant doe is pregnant, my might be pregnant horse both is and isn't pregnant, and my non-pregnant horse isn't pregnant. I also tried it on myself and got different results every single time. I say it's voodoo. Or coincidence.

  8. #168
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    Default Re: Pregnant mares, foal gender, and the "nail test"

    Well I went out and tried it on our rabbits (we raise them) and it didn't work. Our buck is expecting a litter of bucks, and our pregnant doe isn't pregnant at all! I think it's a bunch of voodoo, personally.

    I also tried it on my might be pregnant mare two times with a different result each time. Once she was barren and another time she had a colt. Getting the vet out next week to check her, guess we'll see then.

  9. #169

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

    Friend of mine tried it on her stallion and it told her he was expecting a filly!

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