Finding information on famous stallions is usually pretty easy; finding information on mares can be a harder proposition. This column will focus on the daughters of famous stallions, for those looking for dams of a particular bloodline.
This time, it's the Hall Of Fame Appaloosa stallion Bright Eyes Brother. Brother is probably best known for his Hall Of Fame son, Mighty Bright, but he has also produced great broodmares. The Mighty Bright line of Appaloosas has a distinctive look -- dun coloring, frosty blankets and wild white markings, often with blue eyes -- all inherited from Bright Eyes Brother. A list of some of his daughters follows...
Bright Garter (x McCardo's Red) f. 1964, sorrel, white over hips, blaze and stockings.
Bright-Esta (x Red Rose) f. 1960, bay, white over hips, strip, four socks.
Bright Charmer (x Red Sand) f. 1960, dun, white over hips, star.
Bright Robin (x Puss) f. 1960, dun, white over hips, blaze and stockings.
Bright Plaudette (x Plaudeene) f. 1960, dun, white over loin and hips, blaze.
Bright Light (x Lady Pulce) f. 1958, dun, white over loin and hips, wide blaze, hind socks.
Bright Leaf (x Snake Bite) f. 1960, dun, white over hips, strip and stockings.
Bright-Wey (x Go-Wey) f. 1960, dun, white with dun spots over body, blaze, hind stockings.
Bright Judy (x Judy) f. 1959, dun, white over loin and hips, large blaze.
Bright Boquet (x Miss Tex) f. 1960, dun, white over loin and hips, wide blaze, hind stockings.
Bright Mist (x Star Mist) f. 1960, dun, white over loin and hips, star, snip.
Bright Quail (x Lady Pulce) f. 1960, dun, white over loin and hips, bald, hind stockings.
The Bright Eyes line has occasionally produced a crop-out pintaloosa (splash white overo and appaloosa colored). It also quite reliably transmits the dun gene. The Bright Eyes horses were true lineback duns and not buckskin.