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Socks the Shetland Pony Loses Out in Paternity Battle
The Telegraph ^ | 16 Jun 2013 | Victoria Ward

Posted on 06/16/2013 4:27:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A moonwalking Shetland pony who became an internet sensation has lost a paternity battle after leaving his partner to seek out a new mate.

Five-year-old Socks was put out to stud with three mares next to a loch but abandoned them after taking a shine to another filly called Kimberley on the other side of the water.

After he swam out to meet her, Kimberley gave birth to a black colt called Scamp and hair samples were sent to a DNA laboratory to determine his paternity.

But the results have confirmed that Socks, who shot to fame in a mobile phone advert in which he danced to the Fleetwood Mac song Everywhere, is not the father.

And to add insult to injury, it has appeared that another stallion might have stolen his “ladies man” crown.

In a twist the ponies’ owner likened to an episode of the Jeremy Kyle show, Scamp’s father turned out to be Nuggett, who not only impregnated Kimberley but also appears to have had his wicked way with Felicity, one of Socks’s mares, who has since given birth to a colt named Scallywag.

Mari Williamson, who runs the 200-acre Benston stud farm on Shetland, said Socks had been unlucky in love. "Socks is a bit of a Casanova, but Nuggett has beaten him to it,” she said.

“He was quicker off the draw with Kimberley and with Felicity too. The other mare he was with may or may not be pregnant. We will have to wait and see.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bronies; mylittlepony; ponies; pony

1 posted on 06/16/2013 4:27:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Guilty


2 posted on 06/16/2013 4:29:27 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: nickcarraway; GraceG; Zionist Conspirator
YUP.


3 posted on 06/16/2013 4:33:24 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Until someone posts a Fluttershy pic, I just don’t care.

Palin/Fluttershy 2016


4 posted on 06/16/2013 4:46:14 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: nickcarraway
He looks like David Bowie on a good day. Ach. Spit. (provide your own accent to the previous)

/johnny

5 posted on 06/16/2013 4:46:17 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Norm Lenhart

6 posted on 06/16/2013 4:55:32 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: nickcarraway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khMI20hGv_4
7 posted on 06/16/2013 5:00:21 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (It is the deviants who are the bullies.)
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To: EEGator

Now THAT is a pony. And anyone not agreeing is a racist traitor to America.


8 posted on 06/16/2013 5:17:34 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

...and a Nazi sympathizer.


9 posted on 06/16/2013 5:19:42 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Try this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8IKykVvNUs


10 posted on 06/16/2013 5:19:43 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: EEGator

YAY! ;)


11 posted on 06/16/2013 5:26:20 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart; Zionist Conspirator; EEGator
LOLS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8IKykVvNUs


12 posted on 06/16/2013 5:37:43 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

That’s one bad ass pony!


13 posted on 06/16/2013 5:41:37 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Brony alert!


14 posted on 06/16/2013 5:42:41 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

LOL, I had to look that up. I posted it for Norm. I have never seen My Little Pony.


15 posted on 06/16/2013 5:48:06 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: KC_Lion

Fluttershy: There can be only one pony.

Palin/Fluttershy 2016..YAY!


16 posted on 06/16/2013 6:08:54 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: EEGator

So...are you a Brony?


17 posted on 06/16/2013 6:09:29 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Hey one can be a Brony and a heterosexual conservative ;)

I swear to God!!!

No I mean it. I’m straight...

Really.


18 posted on 06/16/2013 6:10:23 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Absolutely not. I don’t even have tv.


19 posted on 06/16/2013 6:19:35 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yeah....riiiiight!


20 posted on 06/16/2013 6:20:01 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: EEGator

Don’t be ashamed. It is totally manly to like pink ponies.

Really.

Why does no one believe me?


21 posted on 06/16/2013 6:20:52 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

LOL, probably because you’re wrong?


22 posted on 06/16/2013 6:23:07 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Nope. Ponys are very heterosexual and manly. Friendship IS magic!

What is most likely...Ponys are manly or Republicans are conservative?

I CAN prove hetros like MLP. NO ONE can prove Republicans today are conservative. But people still believe THAT ;)


23 posted on 06/16/2013 6:32:05 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

LOL, I’m at a loss for words.


24 posted on 06/16/2013 6:35:20 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Norm Lenhart; EEGator; Jack Hydrazine
Fluttershy Becomes, DOVASHY!

yay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVgkLVtoS-g


25 posted on 06/16/2013 6:38:05 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: EEGator
You've never seen My Little Pony Friendship is Magic? Go ahead and watch the first two episodes:

Click here.

Be warned: the show is surprisingly addictive!

26 posted on 06/16/2013 6:38:54 PM PDT by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: KC_Lion

Are there really a bunch of dudes that watch My Little Pony?


27 posted on 06/16/2013 6:40:43 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator; Norm Lenhart; Zionist Conspirator; Jack Hydrazine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OISSZmPN6I4


28 posted on 06/16/2013 6:40:49 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: CtBigPat

I refuse to watch My Little Pony. It’s a show for young females. I’m an almost 40 y/o male.


29 posted on 06/16/2013 6:42:16 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator; CtBigPat
Here this will Help

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olLDrvc1qt4

ENJOY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyrAkwJ6WsY


30 posted on 06/16/2013 6:44:19 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: EEGator

I’m 45. I checked out the show the fuss was about and was hooked by the third episode. It really is a good show with good writing, complex relatable characters and great music. Give it a try.


31 posted on 06/16/2013 6:49:39 PM PDT by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: EEGator

Yup. Why? I’ll speak for myself. The first season reminds me of the way cartoons used to be. And there was no lib propaganda to be found. The rest? No idea.

It was an aberration on modern programming.


32 posted on 06/16/2013 6:49:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: KC_Lion

I’m going to go drink now...


33 posted on 06/16/2013 6:52:36 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
I have never seen My Little Pony.

??? Geez and after how many John Edwards threads?

:-O

34 posted on 06/16/2013 6:53:33 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel

They both have wonderful hair.


35 posted on 06/16/2013 6:54:15 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: CtBigPat; Norm Lenhart; EEGator
Friendship is Magic is the only new show I let my Girls watch on T.V.

Dare I say it is truly Excellent.

Well worth your viewing in every-way.

The Second and Third Season's are even better than the first.And You Have Songs like this stuck in your head all day.

ENJOY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzsxfO7dBlA

36 posted on 06/16/2013 6:54:59 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

I keep waiting for Ashton Kutcher to burst through my door and tell me “you just got punked”.


37 posted on 06/16/2013 6:56:06 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator; Norm Lenhart
Need a Drink?

There's a Pony for that.

Berry Punch


38 posted on 06/16/2013 6:56:30 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: EEGator
Have a Drink!


39 posted on 06/16/2013 6:58:30 PM PDT by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: CtBigPat; Norm Lenhart; GraceG
The Most Manly Heterosexual Thing EVER!


40 posted on 06/16/2013 7:02:13 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion
I have invented a pony drink...

You take a can of sprite, then add 4-6 shots of apple pucker, then one apple flavored Kroger energy support shot (it is like the 5 hour energy only better).

I call it an: APPLE BUCK!


41 posted on 06/16/2013 9:19:42 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: EEGator
How did an article about a cute little Shetland pony stud get hijacked by all this pink goo-goo stuff?

Gack!

42 posted on 06/16/2013 9:55:36 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

I don’t know what happened. I’m still in a daze.


43 posted on 06/16/2013 10:04:23 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: nickcarraway

Peyton Place with ponies. Whoda thunk it?


44 posted on 06/16/2013 10:35:25 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: EinNYC; EEGator; GraceG

To Grace's Pony Drink Recipe I have only to say this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssl1RxwMWNA


45 posted on 06/17/2013 5:29:42 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: EinNYC
Gack?

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/gak

46 posted on 06/17/2013 5:40:45 AM PDT by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: CtBigPat

Main Entry: gack
Part of Speech: interj
Definition: an exclamation of disgust
Etymology: 1990; perhaps imitating vomiting
Usage: slang

Dictionary.com’s 21st Century LexiconMain Entry: gack
Part of Speech: n
Definition: the sound of a cat coughing up a hairball
Usage: slang

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47 posted on 06/17/2013 6:12:23 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: CtBigPat

48 posted on 06/17/2013 6:58:23 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: EinNYC
This is as close as I could get.
49 posted on 06/17/2013 7:40:11 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

That’s what I like about you, ‘Gator; always thinking of others :)


50 posted on 06/17/2013 8:51:57 AM PDT by EinNYC
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