Sunday, March 2, 2008

Progression to White

Lipizzaners are genetically grey. Born dark, black-brown, brown, or grey, Lipizzaners gradually lighten and turn white somewhere between the ages of 5 and 10. The white color coat was bred to be dominant. The preference of royalty.

Rocchina will be 6 this spring and I am posting her
Progression to White:


Age 1 yr

2003 Age 1.5

2004 Age 2


Age 3

First Ride May 31, 2005

2006 Age 4

2007 Age 5

This is Rocchina's mother, Triesta(1981-2007) with half sister, Tryphena, and Pluto Balmora (1988-2003), her sire.

Rocchina was the last foal in a long line of Pluto Balmora/Triesta babies.