Welsh Cob (section D) stallion Cathael Idris ( Welsh Cob: The Welsh Cob is 13.hh and taller. It is heavier than the other types of Welsh Ponies and retains the feathering on the fetlocks and lofty knee action of their draft ancestors. It is not uncommon for the Welsh Cob to reach up to 16hh.)
Harlequins are wonderfully practical! They begin laying 240-330 white eggs at about 5-7 months. eggs grade as "extra-large". They are also active foragers, excellent producers of lean meat, beautifully colored and pluck almost as cleanly as white birds when dressed for meat. Welsh Harlequin ducks can also make an outstanding dressed duck as their underfeathers are almost exclusively white making their carcass as pretty as a Pekin.
Tradition says the Welsh Mountain Pony is a mix of the native British pony and the desert-bred (early Arabian) stud of Julius Ceasar. With their easy going nature and wonderfully expressive head and movement, they're by way of becoming popular modern horses. (Later English kings all wanted heavier steeds able to carry the added weight of armor-clad knights. We see the result in the modern Shire horse.)