Yearling fleece, 2018


full brother; Duke Ellington

Fiber/Scientific Data

2018 22.7/ 4.7/ 20.8/ CF 93.% length 130 mm
201718.94/ 4.46/ 23.55/ 97.73%/ 85mm

Huacaya, Male, Unproven | Dark Silver Grey

ARI# 32786507, D.O.B. 8/28/2016,



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Sire: RR LEGATO GRIGIO ARI# 31620031 Dark Silver Grey  
Dam: RR ROSE CARMEN - MAKER OF CHAMPIONS! ARI# 31331982 Medium Brown  


Carmen and Legato Grigio did it again. Count Basie is full brother to RR Duke Ellington.
Count Basie is sporting a dark silver grey fleece that is dense, uniform in it's bold fleece style, extremely bright and outrageously long. His 2018 shear was a ridiculous 130mm long in staple!

He is patterned only on his face with complete color consistency across his blanket. His sire has demonstrated what Kylie Munyard agree's is a dominant roan pattern, based on pedigree analysis.
We expect him to produce grey out of color with the same consistency that his sire did.

He is what is referred to as a "blue roan" and in a darker almost charcoal shade and he has an excellent hand. He is one a large number of roans that we have breeding for in our herd with a dominant pattern of inheritance through three generations. The genomics are are continuing to be evaluated in the grey color genetics study being currently done by Kylie Munyard PhD and Samantha Brooks PhD.

The full genomic sequence is being done on the Count and 17 of his relatives...and more to come.
None of the roans have anything other than complete color uniformity in the blanket.
We believe that genomic markers will result in the breeder using him to have the earliest use of genomics to develop a breeding strategy and will mirror the experience of roan horse breeders.

This is also a line that has been defined by analytics, not just histograms, but skin biopsy and follicle testing.

He is ideally suited to a breeder with solid color females looking to take their genetics to grey. We have had excellent results breeding the Roan dominant allele to brown and fawn.

As for breeding to roan...RnRn homozygotes are not lethal in horses, and the dominant RnRn ought to transmit the roan gene to ALL it's offspring. Breeding to another roan should result not only in 100% roan, but 50% double dominant RnRn.


2017 WAC Loner of 5
2017 ABI Buhrman out of 5