- Feb 2019
- Pennsylvania, US
They do look like they'd have to be kept in a green house to survive... LOL! I do like their "gold" coat shine... but their large, wonky 'devil ears' scream 'arid climate only'.Sorry but this is incorrect. There are no ancient Tekes or modern descendants of the Teke anywhere. For all the hyperbole it is a strange looking extremely weak breed. They are not fast and have long backs that make them prone to back problems.
The DNA research looking at the Y chromosomes from stallions seems to show that a lot of line breeding and inbreeding started happening 700 years ago... in 1319, roughly (after Genghis). The two main branches supposedly were Arabian and Turkoman.
Check it out, it's an interesting read --> Almost All Modern Horses Descended From A Few Oriental Stallions