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Equine Color Genetics by D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD


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Along with a short introduction below, I offer articles and pictures  OF WELSH PONIES AND COBS - BREEDING, SHOWING, BLOODLINES AND MORE  from WPCSA Yearbooks, Welsh Pony Association NEWSLETTERs and pony magazines and various uk and us archive articles and books



Articles on Welsh Ponies and Welsh Cobs printed in the 1970's (and before)

Welsh ponies were imported by American breeders as early as 1889. George E. Brown of Aurora, Illinois, appears to have been one of the first real Welsh enthusiasts, importing a large number of animals between 1884 and 1910. Principally through his efforts and those of John Alexander, The Welsh Pony & Cob (the word "Cob" was dropped in 1946) Society of America was formed and certification for the establishment of a breed registry was issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on July 30, 1907.

By 1913 a total of 574 Welsh had been registered, and the owner-breeder list showed applications coming from Vermont, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Texas, Oregon, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York City, and Canada. The popularity of the Welsh was spreading, and his great versatility was already becoming apparent, not only because he was adapting himself well to any geographical area, but because he was being put to many uses, both by children and adults.

It was the concern of early importers and breeders that a "purity of the breed" be maintained, and this subject was regularly discussed with Welsh and English breeders who had established their own registry in 1901. Mr. Brown summarized his views in this way in a report to members of the American Society: "With a correct standard fixed and uniformly adhered to, nothing can block the advancement of Welsh to front rank in their classes."

"......we shall look for the great bold eye, the tiny head, short back, strong quarters, high set of tail, fine hair, hocks that do not turn in, the laid-back shoulder, the straight foreleg, and the short, so very short, cannon bone."

One of the outstanding breeders of Welsh has said: "The bigger the eye, the better; the deeper through the heart, the stronger the prouder the lift of the head, the more courageous; the swifter the action, the more fearless."

The pure Welsh pony may be any color: black, gray, bay, roan, cream, or chestnut. He can never be piebald or skewbald.


Equine Color Genetics by D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD

Click Here to See: Historic Welsh Pony & Cob Pictures

Welsh Pony World - the WPCSA Newsletter - 1973

Welsh Pony World 1974

the WPCSA Newsletter

Alison Mountain - Twyford Stud - Judging Welsh Ponies
National Welsh Pony Yearbook 1976
Section B Welsh Ponies
1979 Welsh Roundabout
Springbourne Stud -  Welsh Mountain Ponies
Section B Welsh Pony
Section A Welsh Pony
Section A Welsh Pony
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