In the horse world, the birth of a thoroughbred is such a rare thing and that’s why it is always a unique event when a white foal comes to life. I’m pretty sure that the majority of equestrians must have heard about Patchen Wilkes, a farm that concentrates on breeding white foals.
Even though white Thoroughbreds are very rare, Patchen Wilkes recognizes how to produce white racehorses in Lexington, Ky. During the Super Bowl Sunday, they welcomed their newest member of the farm, a wonderful white foal. She was born with some gastrointestinal difficulties and that’s why they had to take her away from her mother and sent to a clinic.
But now the foal is doing so well and is very healthy. What is interesting is the fact that the foals’ parents, the mare named Beautiful Devil and the dad named Devil His Due are completely different from each other. Beautiful Devil is pure white whilst the Devil His Due is a pure black stallion.
She still had the dominant white gene to have a white foal. It was the thirteenth white foal since 1995 and the farm manager Barry Ezrine says that the birth of every white foal comes as a surprise for them. He says that there is no way of knowing if the foal is going to be white until it is born. Ezrine also says that “white thoroughbreds are extremely rare. Out of the tens of thousands of thoroughbreds born all over the country each year, normally, only three or four are white. Enjoy the video!