As the 2017 breeding season is off to a solid start, Colt Ventures is excited to educate the public about Copy Cat, the genetic replica of High Brow Cat, who is standing at stud this year. We have thoroughly enjoyed watching this colt grow into a beautiful young stallion, and we are anxious to see what his future holds.
By preserving the unsurpassed genetics of High Brow Cat, Copy Cat has the potential to greatly impact the performance horse industry. Standing at a stud fee of just a fraction of the cost of High Brow Cat, Copy Cat has created opportunities for more people to incorporate the impeccable “Cat” traits into their breeding programs.
We understand that Copy Cat is the product of a highly controversial procedure. We respect the individual opinions of those in the horse industry, whether for or against the cloning process. We strongly encourage those who support these scientific advances in breeding to consider this investment for the future of the performance horse business.
We have been asked numerous questions about Copy Cat. We welcome all inquiries about this stallion because we are truly passionate about his potential. In doing so, Colt Ventures would like to emphasize our goals for Copy Cat and address any concerns that potential breeders may have.
Below are some common questions we’ve received about breeding to Copy Cat
1. Can Copy Cat’s foals be registered?
The answer is yes. Copy Cat’s foals can be registered with the American DNA Registery. They cannot be registered with AQHA. This may be a setback for some, but only those who are heavily involved in AQHA events. There are no NCHA events that are limited to horses registered with AQHA except those produced by AQHA. Currently, Copy Cat is subscribed to the NCHA Super Stakes, the Breeder’s Invitational and the PCCHA Derby.
2. Does Copy Cat have any performance earnings?
No. Copy Cat was started as a colt and ridden around the ranch, but he has not been trained in any specific discipline. He is 100 percent sound, extremely athletic and possesses a phenomenal disposition. However, Copy Cat has tremendous value as a breeding animal. The risk of putting him in training and possibly getting injured was too high for us to compromise his future as a breeding animal. Copy Cat’s value is in his DNA as a stallion. As a genetic replica of High Brow Cat, we anticipate that Copy Cat will pass on the same superior genetics as a producer. No time spent in the show pen will affect that outcome.
3. Is there anything wrong with Copy Cat?
Absolutely not. We encourage everyone to visit Copy Cat at Weatherford Equine. Any assessments will attest that Copy Cat is a perfectly normal horse that has no (and has never had) any sort of developmental issues whatsoever. He is a stunning animal with superb conformation who carries many of the same personality traits as High Brow Cat. Furthermore, the process that created Copy Cat was the first of its kind for horses. The genetic integrity of Copy Cat is unsurpassed in the horse industry.
4. Is Copy Cat’s semen available internationally?
Yes! This is another aspect of Copy Cat’s career that we are excited about. Frozen semen is available to Australia and Canada for the 2017 breeding season. Because High Brow Cat’s semen has never been available outside of the U.S., we are seeing great interest in cutting enthusiasts globally.
5. What is Copy Cat’s stud fee?
Copy Cat’s stud fee for 2017 is $4,000. As a fraction of the cost of High Brow Cat’s, which is $22,500, this offers many High Brow Cat fans to benefit from his incredible genetics at a price point that is quite affordable.
As another first-year promotion for Copy Cat, we are offering discounted rates for multiple breedings and to mares with produce earnings of $50,000 or more. These will be assessed on a case by case basis. Please contact our breeding manager with inquiries.
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