Post by .:Phantom:. on Dec 27, 2010 11:22:06 GMT 8
Name: American Cream Draft
Colours: Cream(comes from the champagne dilution gene)
Basic History: The breed descended from one foundation mare called Old Granny, who was noticed in an auction in Iowa in 1911. She was transferred to many places but ended up being owned by the Nelson Brothers in Jewell, Iowa. No one knows her bloodlines or who she was bred too. Many of her foals displayed the cream gene though and sold for more money than normal Draft foals. A registry was formed in 1946, and 98% of the horses traced back to Old Granny. Owners blood typed their horses for the registry. It was named the "American Cream Draft Registry" in 1994, and that was how the breed got their name.
Habitat: They are well muscled and drafty, so they could live in the mountains or valley easily.
Quick Facts: They are the only present-existing Draft breed that comes from the United States. They are eager to please and are very gentle.