This is an impressive big, black mare with solidly correct, balanced conformation and good legs featuring ideally short cannons.
I had for some years been looking for a black mare with size and other qualities I desired for the black part of my breeding program. When I finally found Khateefa Shiek in Illinois, via an ad, I took a gamble and bought her sight unseen, just on the basis of photographs and videos. She is only the second horse in all of my nearly four decades as an Arabian breeder that I have bought sight unseen, and as was the case with the other one (Shafarla, from Canada - bought because I wanted a quality daughter of Farlanes Fancy), I was lucky and am very pleased with Khateefa Shiek too, getting just what I hoped for and wanted.
The pedigree of “Khatie” is roughly (not precisely) 1/2 Polish, 1/4 Egyptian, and 1/4 old American lines, the latter including more Polish through the Kellogg stallions *Witez II and *Wisok (both part of the U.S. General Patton capture from the German Army in the closing days of World War II, and then brought to the old Kellogg Ranch by the U.S. Army Remount). I want my black Arabians to carry at least some of the old American bloodlines, and Khatie’s 1/4 of her pedigree that does that contains (besides *Witez II and *Wisok) the Kellogg Crabbet import *Raseyn (by Skowronek) and some of the less often seen old blood., including that of the typy Roglemar Duhki and going back farther some of the historic breeding of Albert W. Harris.
The Egyptian part of Khatie’s pedigree is via her topline grandsire *Adhem, a truly jet black Arabian whose dam was of somewhat different breeding from most modern Egyptian stock. Khatie’s Polish half carries such names as *Aladdinn , which horse I always like to see in a pedigree, *Bask, Celebes, and Negatiw, the latter of the Skowronek sire line (thus Khatie has double Skowronek, back a ways).
There are many good Arabians in Khateefa Shiek’s pedigree and she reflects these positive influences.
G. D. Ernest
|ALAA EL DIN
|NAZEER||MANSOUR||BINT SAMIHA||KATEEFA||SHAHLOUL||RAZIEH||ZOBEYA |
|ADHAM ||IBN FAYDA||ZAHRA ||GHAZALA I||EL MOEZ||EL ZAHRAA||JUBALEE 51613 |
L. H. Reed
|WISINO 28019 |
|CASINO 10338||*WITEZ II 3933||ATABI 2117||WIZARA 177306||*WISOK 4006||ZAR ALLAH 11252||BINT RASSA 12001 |
|IBN-ZEYD 4161||ROGLEMAR DUHKI 1059||FIZANA 2029||RAASAUBINT 5700||RAASAUD 3305||DERABINT 2961||Dam
J. E. Trippi
|NUREDDIN||WITRAZ||NORMA ||LALAGE||GERWAZY||LAFIRYNDA||GARNET 116119
|*BASK 25460||WITRAZ||BALALAJKA||*GDYNIA 25453||COMET||*GWOZDAWA 25452||MSA KHITAN 313196 |
C. H. Johnson
|*PIERSCIEN 148139 |
|CELEBES||WITRAZ||CANARIA||*PIERSNICA 117773||NEGATIW||*PIESN 78293||*FLAGA 164838 |
|*EL PASO 128871||CZORT||ELLORA||FELLUKA||COMET||FORSYCJA|