By Edouard Aldahdah
Posted on March 10th, 2012 in General
The other day I was look at the remaining asil lines to the legendary stallion Hanad in the United States. I came across his lines through the mare Schiba (Hanad x Shilan by Antez), who was one of the foundation mares for the Krausnick’s Shar Char Farms. The line produced well for the Krausnicks (Mistlany, Shar Hiba, Shar Moliah and Char Mist come to mind), but has become very thin today, especially in the tail female. Then I remembered that at least two mares from this line were exported to Germany and become the foundations for Dr. Walter Olms’ Hamasa Stud: Shar Duda (Negem x Shar Hiba by Fa Turf) and Shar Zarqa (Negem x Shar Turfa by Fa Turf), who is below.
The same day, Monique from the Netherlands sent me a message asking me to highlight the stallion Maamoon Tarik (Maamoon Ibn Gazala x Hamasa Tulayha by Tufail) who is from the line. He has two lines to the two mars from Schiba that were exported from the USA to Germany, including one in the tail female, but also a line to Faziza (Fa Turf x Azyya by Kenur), who also came from the Krausnicks to Germany, and graces Dr. Klynstra’s book “Nobility of the Desert” with her photo. She was the dama of the typey stallion Tufail, by Kaisoon (below), bred by Dr. Olms.
Most interestingly, the striking Maamoon Tarik (two photos below), whose color is a fiery shade of brown, carries a close line to Gazala, a desert-bred mare with lines to the Shammar of Hail, imported to Germany by a doctor who had worked in Saudi Arabia. I had featured Gazala here a couple years ago, but I had never come across her grandson before. I am not sure if the photo in Allbreedpegidree.com is his (looks like the background of the Egyptian Albadeia Stud), but the photos below are striking enough.