Why do zebra stallions kill foals?
If the females in the harem have recently given birth, the new dominant male may kill their foals to eliminate any traces of his predecessor, and to bring the females into oestrus in order to further his own genetic legacy..
Can a stallion live with mares?
Stallions under natural conditions appear to be very respectful and “kind” to foals. I have seen domestic horses such as yours do very well when the stallion stays with a mare that was pasture bred. In fact, you rarely hear of a problem. And it often has more to do with management issues rather than behavior.
Will a pregnant mare accept a stallion?
Yes, a pregnant mare will sometimes allow a stallion to mount. However, Your first “test” only tells that the mare is not in heat AT THAT TIME, not that she is pregnant. The vet check is the test to rely on, not presenting her to the stallion.
Can a horses sense when a woman is on her period?
“The smell women give off during menstruation is the same as a mare in heat. When stallions smell this they get excited and can become very dangerous for a woman on her period to handle.”
Can a zebra mate with a giraffe?
Okapis look like a cross between zebras and giraffes. In fact, it is the only living relative to the giraffe.
Do mares remember their foals?
Well-Known Member. Horses have a smell-memory of around 10 years so yes they normally do recognise their offspring even if they have been away for a while. When my mares get to see their youngsters again after weaning it is usually when the youngsters are 2 or 3 years old and there’s no doubt they know who they are.