American Cream Draft

The American Cream Draft is a rare draft horse breed, the only such breed developed in the United States that is still in existence. It is known for its cream color and amber eyes. The only other color found in the breed is chestnut, and the cream color produced by the champagne gene working on the chestnut base coat is known as “gold champagne”.

Characteristics:

The breed has a refined head, with a flat facial profile that is neither concave or convex.They have a wide chest, sloping shoulders and a short, strong back. Their ribs are well sprung, and they are short-coupled with well-muscled hindquarters, good strong legs set well apart and in proportion to their body. They are surefooted, with strong hooves and their movement is free and easy. The breed is reputed to have a calm, willing temperament, particularly suited for owners who are new to handling draft horses.  Mares stand 15 to 16 hands (60 to 64 inches, 152 to 163 cm) high and weigh 1,500 to 1,600 pounds (680 to 730 kg), while stallions and geldings stand 16 to 16.3 hands (64 to 67 inches, 163 to 170 cm) and weigh 1,800 pounds (820 kg) or more.  The ideal color for the breed is a medium cream with pink skin, amber eyes and a white mane and tail.

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