We are seeking to preserve the Straight Egyptian, Al Khamsa, Sheykh Obeyd
bloodlines with little to no-Nazeer blood. 98% of today's Egyptian Arabian
horses are linebred Nazeer so we are hoping to help provide the outcross
nucleus needed for the Egyptian Arabians to continue on into the future.
Straight Egyptian - means that all horses in the pedigree were actually used in
the breeding programs of Kings, Royal families, and later the Royal
Agricultural Society and the Egyptian Agricultural Organization.
Al Khamsa - means that every line, and every horse in a pedigree can be traced
with no breakage of the line to the Bedouin Desert Tribe of origin. They are
the only horses that can be proven by acceptable documents to be absolutely
pure of blood.
Sheykh Obeyd - means all ancestors trace only to the original Egyptian horses,
as far back as those of King Soloman and the desert imports collected by the
Blunts, in the late 1800's. About 1/10th of 1% of the Straight Egyptians are
We are also striving towards breeding horses that are true to the Dahman
The Dahman represents an ideal blending of the Kuhalyan and Saqlawi type.
General Characteristics: balance and harmony. The Dahman are very classic in
type. They resemble the Saqlawi in appearance but lean towards the Kuhaylan in
HEAD: Delicately shaped (refined), exceptional beauty. Broad and relatively short head with balanced proportions between eyes and poll, and eyes and nostrils. The head is concave in profile, frequently with a pronounced "dish". Eyes are large and very expressive. Ears are small and thorn-like.
NECK: Harmoniously balanced with the body. Throats are well shaped and clean. Good poll setting.
GENERAL CONFORMATION: Strong toplines, relatively short backs in comparison to Saqlawi and Hadban. Level croups of good length, good hips. Legs are clean and fine-boned.
Other definitions of interest:
Asil - The "Asil" Arabian is a horse whose pedigree is exclusively based on
horses bred by the Bedouin without any evidence whatever of non-Arabian blood
being admixed at the time. The word "Asil" is derived from the Arabian language
meaning: pure, true, noble, and genuine.
Blue List - refers to horses that Lady Ott catalogued meticulously as to
absolute purity. In order for her to accept them as Blue, they had not only to
carry the impeccable paper, they had to meet the standards of the Arabian breed
and be phenotypically what their pedigrees said they were genotypically.