QUOTE (Jmarcan @ Mar 18 2012, 05:31 PM)
I had hoped someone would pick up this thread....in Canada we have several stallions with Marbach sirelines still available but very rarely used. There is a *Kem Safir son in British Columbia ZAHI AL RAFIQ and I just discoved LM Morafic, a *Nihal son in southern Ontario. However the Gharib line stallion Driftwood Zultann in BC is, in my opinion, one of the undiscovered (and relatively unused) treasures of the Gharib line in North America. There are also a number of *Norus stallions in the US, both direct sons like Hadidi and El Shuja Wahid and several offspring of El Norus. However few are really being utilized effectively (JMO)....
I am also interested in how some of the newer Marbach guest stallions have produced....specifically Inshallah and Amurath Muntahi as my Amurath Baikal mare is related to both. I haven't seen pictures of any of the offspring of these two....curious to know if there are any stallion prospects from these stallions.
The stallion Zahi Al Rafiq was severely kicked when attempting to breed an otherwise very quiet mare several years ago. We have not been able to settle any mares to date.
*Kem Safir's daughter Fan-Safir produced the mare Zafira CW by Kismet DL, who is here on our farm. Fan-Safir was leased out and produced a filly that was not registered and tragically died at three years old. Fan Safir died after foaling while leased, but left an orphan filly Halimah CW (pending, as sire is not yet known). So the line to Soldateska has now dwindled to just three individuals in North America.