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
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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