Two colts cloned from famous geldings by Cryozootech have produced their first progeny this season.
ET-Cryozootech, the clone of the renowned German showjumper ET, has had foals in his home country of France and has now gone international with the birth of a filly foal in The Netherlands. The filly is from the KWPN mare S Bulisina R, by Mermus R and from the Joost mare Bulisina.
The filly, who is on the market, was bred by Adelbert Regeling.
Frozen semen from ET-Cryozootech is now available in the US, New Zealand and Argentina.
The first foal of Gemini, the clone of US showjumping Olympic silver medalist, the thoroughbred gelding Gem Twist has been born in US.
The colt foal, from the thoroughbred mare Otherwise Engaged, was born at the farm of Gem Twist’s owner Frank Chapot. Otherwise Engaged was owned and ridden by Laura McKenna from Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Gem Twist died in November 2006, and Gemini was born in 2008.
Gemini is registered and approved by the AES studbook, and his semen is also available in Europe.
Cryozootech also reports that Quidam de Revel II Z (cl), the clone of top jumping and eventing sire Quidam de Revel, has served mares at the stud farm of Joris de Brabander, who said: “We are in the era of clones, and I want to prove that he is the same stallion as the original. I trust in it and I am convinced that his genetics are really the same and that he will produce the same foals.”
The first clone of Quidam de Revel born in the US was Paris-Texas, who was born in 2005.
The colt was cloned from the adult skin cells biopsied from Quidam de Revel by Cryozootech, and was cloned by the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University.
Prometea, the world’s first cloned horse, produced a foal in 2008. The halfinger mare was unveiled in 2003 as the world’s first horse clone.
Cryozootech was founded in 2001 and is dedicated to preserving the genes of exceptional horses for their use in producing cloned offspring.