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 Sheykh Obeyd.

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.

Babson/Sirecho means that the horse traces in all lines to the original Babson imports : *Fadl, *Maaroufa, *Bint Bint Sabbah, *Bint Saada and *Bint Bint Durra as well as to the stallion Sirecho.

Babson/Sirecho/Halima means that the horse traces in all lines to the original Babson imports : *Fadl, *Maaroufa, *Bint Bint Sabbah, *Bint Saada and *Bint Bint Durra as well as to the stallions Sirecho and *Ansata Ibn Halima+++.


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