Breeding

Rules

– Both participating horses MUST be breed registered and the registration proof must be given at the time of breeding. (Official copy of registration book, renamed properly with the registration number. NO OTHER FORM OF REGISTRATION WILL BE TAKEN.) You can register your horse by doing to /warp Registry

– Barn MUST be registered as a breeding barn.

– Must be at least level-6 to breed.

– You can have straws taken from your Stallion ONLY at level-5 (Registered horse and barn still required).

– In order to own a pregnant mare you must be at least level-6. (this means nobody can breed your horse for you and then give it back)

– You must OWN or CO-OWN the brand/barn in order to breed at the barn.

Prices:

If both horses are owned by the same player:

$8,000

If both horses are owned by two different players:

$8,000 ($4,000 from each participating player.)

  • A breeder can request that the other party pays the full $8,000

Rights to the Foal

Rights to the foal goes to whoever owns the mare during the time of breeding.

Rights include:

– Branding

– Naming

– Registering

– Bodily Decisions (vaccines and neutering)

All rights listed above are automatically given unless there are mutually agreed differences between participating parties.

However, if the party that does not own the mare pays a broodmare fee, that party will gain rights to the foal. When the broodmare fee is paid and accepted by the mare’s owner, the mare owner understands that the other party now has rights to the foal. Ownership of the foal when born can be transferred briefly to the other party to brand.

How often can you breed?

Players Level-6 and up can breed up to 3 times per week. A breeding pass ($4,000) can be purchased for additional breedings (1 Breeding per pass).

Mares have a two week cool down period after the birth of a foal; unless the mare is bred again in an after-birth heat cycle.

Stallions have a two day cool down period after impregnating a mare.

What counts as one “breeding”?

The player who owns the mare that will be pregnant is the player that will use one of their breedings. 

How do I care for my mare and foal?

After you breed your mare to a stallion of choice, your mare will immediately show signs of pregnancy in her symptoms. Symptoms will include:

– Increased Hunger

– Grumpy

– Angry

– Decreased Stats

Instead of the normal .80 point decrease in health, she will now lose .90 daily. Please give her appropriate feed to make up for more hunger. She’ll be eating for two!

Your mare’s gestation period (time of pregnancy) will last 7 days from the day of breeding.  Please supplement her with one cup of Mare-Care daily, including the day she is impregnated. Without Mare-Care, the foals stats may be less than average and her chances of having a heat cycle after birth will be lower. Keep your mare at a slightly higher body condition, 4-7 is best. Higher or lower than that can cause complications at birth.

After the 7 day gestation period, you will be notified that she will give birth soon when you come online. The birth can take up to two hours. When your foal is born, please claim it with /h claim. If you plan on vaccinating or branding, please do so at this time. You do not have to neuter right away, but if you would like to, you may. 

Day 1:

After the foal is born, it will nurse off the mother for 7 days. The foal will not need feed or water, its mother will still need .90 worth of feed daily. Mare-Care supplement can be eliminated now. Please keep the dam and foal together during this period.

Day 8:

After the foal stage, he/she will turn into a yearling. Your yearling will still be small sized, but they can be weaned from their mother. A yearling will eat 5 cups of Foal-Mix per day. Your yearling will follow around other horses, think of this as him/her trying to make friends. You can sell the yearling or transfer ownership at this stage. Worms are common in this stage.

Day 15:

Yearling stage will pass, and adolescent comes in. Your adolescent horse can now be ridden and will eat like an adult, taking in .80 points per day. At this stage, he/she cannot breed yet. Worms are common in this stage.

Day 21: 

Your horse is now an adult! He/she is now able to breed.

Basic Horse Breeding/Heat Cycle

Stallions have a cool down of 2 days after breeding to a mare.

Mares go into a heat cycle about every two weeks, each cycle lasting between 1 and 3 days. When a mare is in heat, she will produce more urine, and show symptoms or being in heat. She will also start following stallions. This is when she can be bred.

After she gives birth, there is about an 85% chance she’ll go into an after birth heat cycle, this is best for broodmares.

Mare-Care helps increase the chances of an after-birth heat cycle, and also helps produce a better foal.

Overweight mares (Above a body score of 7) have a small chance of having a miscarriage.

Underweight mares (Below a body score of 4) have a small chance of having a foal prematurely. Premature foals have a small chance of death during birth.

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