By Edouard Aldahdah
Posted on July 14th, 2012 in General
Friday July 13, Jadiba delivered a chestnut colt by Vice Regent CF, while I was in the Nile delta area visiting the Tahawis. She is doing well, and so is the foal. I am told he has a large blaze and two diagonal white socks and a hot temper.
I am happy all went well, yet I can’t help whining: given her age (24 years this summer) and her importance to my preservation program of Old American lines (she is basically of Doyle and Davenport lines and tail female to *Wadduda), I was really hoping for a filly. I don’t have photos yet, but I will get some soon.
While I was complaining, I also found a name for the colt, in keeping with the J letter: he will be named Jamr. Jamr means ember(s) in Arabic, and, other than being a really old Arabic word, I think it’s fitting for a chestnut colt full of fire. I especially like the Wikipedia definition of it: “An ember is a glowing, hot coal made of greatly heated wood, coal, or other carbon-based material that remain after, or sometimes precede a fire. Embers can glow very hot, sometimes as hot as the fire which created them.”