As we have crossed a Clydesdale (Bonnie) with a Shire Horse (Charlie) any filly foals, like Charlies Angel, will be registered as a grade B Shire.
This recognises the cross breeding and enables any filly foals that Angel has, to be registered as full pedigree.
However, if Angel has colt foals, the foals must be gelded (castrated). This is because a stallion could breed over 40 foals per year thus diluting the breed too quickly, whereas a mare can only produce one foal per year at best.
All our foals born here have our prefix “Cotebrook” in their names. The females are named after lochs in Scotland and the males are named after mountains in Scotland. Charlies Angel is one of the exceptions to this as she was born on the morning of 7th March 2004, just a couple of hours before her famous father, Moorfield Charles, passed away.
Angel was mated for the first time in 2007 to her half-brother, Ben Macdhui. The resulting foal, born in 2008, was Cotebrook Charlies Spirit.
In 2014 Angel had a beautiful black filly foal, Cotebrook Loch Broom, unusual as there is no black in her pedigree.
Angels foal this year is Charlie’s Legacy, her sire being Edwards son Milnerfield Sir William. Legacy reminds Alistair of Angels sister Loch Maree who was one of the most successful show mares this century.