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Family Arabian Mare

   

The Family Arabian Mare (abbreviated FAM) was introduced in 1961 when the Proud Arabian Mare was first discontinued and followed the creation of the so-called In-Between Mare, which was never officially released by Breyer. The FAM, unlike the other two molds, has a tail that rests free of her hock and buttocks. Early models have only the round "Breyer Molding Co." stamp. The "U.S.A." stamp was added in 1970, and some of these also have the "B" stamp. The mold was sculpted by Chris Hess and is Breyer mold #8.

All of the early Family Arabian models in alabaster, appaloosa, bay, charcoal, and palomino were used singly and in multiple sets and in touch-ability display boxes. While these boxes and sets have different numbers they used the same model, i.e. the palomino Family Arabian Foal was the same in #6 as in #456.

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Photo Photo Model Number Name Color Release Dates Released Through/Notes

(c) Janice Cox

    5 Hope
 
glossy palomino, bald face, white or light palomino mane/tail, four stockings 1961-1966 Shown with blue ribbon sticker

(c) Margaret Fisher Hall Wilson

  5 Hope
 
glossy palomino, bald face, white or light palomino mane/tail, four stockings 1961-1966 White mane/tail version

(c) Janice Cox

    5 Hope matte palomino, bald face, white or light palomino mane/tail, four stockings 1967-1987  

    5SP Hope glossy palomino, bald face, white or light palomino mane/tail, four stockings 1968-1970 In cardboard touch-ability display box. Same as #5

  8 Pride glossy alabaster, grey mane/tail, grey, pink, or white nose and inner ears 1961-1973  

(c) Barbara Schweder

    8 Pride matte alabaster, grey mane/tail, grey, pink, or white nose and inner ears 1961-1973

    8SP Pride glossy alabaster, grey mane/tail, grey, pink, or white nose and inner ears 1968-1970 In cardboard touch-ability display box. Same as #8

    10 Family Arabian Mare and Foal Set
With Family Arabian Foal
glossy alabaster, grey mane/tail, grey, pink, or white nose and inner ears 1960-1964 Same as #8

    11 Family Arabian Stallion, Mare, and Foal Set
With Family Arabian Stallion, Family Arabian Foal
glossy alabaster, grey mane/tail, grey, pink, or white nose and inner ears 1960-1964 Same as #8
(c) Sue R. Sudekum   11 Family Arabian Mare
Sold singly or with Family Arabian Foal and Family Arabian Stallion.
solid black, no white 1977 Model Horse Congress, Retail stores in larger numbers
(~500 made)

14 Sheba glossy bay, blaze, black mane/tail, no black on legs 1961-1966
14 Sheba matte bay, blaze, black mane/tail, no black on legs 1967-1974  
    14SP Sheba glossy bay, blaze, black mane/tail, no black on legs 1968-1970 In cardboard touch-ability display box. Same as #14

    16 Family Arabian Stallion, Mare, and Foal
With Family Arabian Stallion, Family Arabian Foal
glossy bay, blaze, black mane/tail, no black on legs 1960-1964 Same as #14
    17 Family Arabian Stallion and Mare Set
With Family Arabian Stallion
glossy bay, blaze, black mane/tail, no black on legs 1960-1960/62 Same as #14
    18 Family Arabian Mare and Foal Set
With Family Arabian Foal
glossy bay, blaze, black mane/tail, no black on legs 1960-1964 Same as #14
(c) Sue R. Sudekum   38 Speck glossy grey blanket, bald face, black mane/tail, black splashed-on spots on blanket, dark grey or charcoal legs 1960-1968 "Belly striped" version

(c) Lauren Bang

    38 Speck glossy grey blanket, bald face, black mane/tail, black splashed-on spots on blanket, dark grey or charcoal legs 1960-1962 "Big blanket" version

  38 Speck matte grey blanket, bald face, black mane/tail, black splashed-on spots on blanket, dark grey or charcoal legs 1968-1971 "Small blanket" version

    38SP Speck glossy grey blanket, bald face, black mane/tail, black splashed-on spots on blanket, dark grey or charcoal legs 1968-1970 In cardboard touch-ability display box. Same as #38
(c) Noelle Currey Bell 55 or 55-D Arabian Family with Blue Ribbon Set
With Family Arabian Stallion, Family Arabian Foal
dark chestnut, blaze, darker brown mane and tail 1982 JCPenney Holiday Catalog, Bentley Sales Co.

202 Dickory glossy charcoal, bald face, white points. Color varies from black to deep brown. 1961-1968
(c) Cindy Langley     202 Dickory matte charcoal, bald face, white points. Color varies from black to deep brown. 1967-1973
    202SP Dickory glossy charcoal, bald face, white points. Color varies from black to deep brown. 1968-1970 In cardboard touch-ability display box. Same as #202

    213 Family Arabian Stallion, Mare, and Foal Set
With Family Arabian Stallion and Family Arabian Foal
glossy charcoal, bald face, white points. Color varies from black to deep brown. 1961/1962-1964 Same as #202

    223 Family Arabian Mare and Foal Set
With Family Arabian Foal
glossy charcoal, bald face, white points. Color varies from black to deep brown. 1961/1962-1964 Same as #202
    456 Family Arabian Stallion, Family Arabian Mare, and Family Arabian Stallion Set
With Family Arabian Stallion, Family Arabian Foal
glossy palomino, bald face, white or light palomino mane/tail, four stockings 1961/62-1964 Same as #5
    506 Family Arabian Mare and Foal Set
With Family Arabian Mare
glossy palomino, bald face, white or light palomino mane/tail, four stockings 1961/62-1964 Same as #5
 (c) Belinda     707 Family Arabian Mare chestnut, star, flaxen mane/tail, charcoal-shaded knees and hocks, four stockings 1988
(c) Janice Cox (c) Janice Cox   815 Family Arabian Mare bay, solid face, grey-shaded muzzle and eyes, black points, two hind stockings 1989-1990
(c) Janice Cox 873 Ara-Appaloosa Mare leopard appaloosa, brown splashed-on spots, black or grey points 1993-1994 May have white streaks in tail or black mane/tail with grey legs.
(c) Tashia Parizek     908 Family Arabian Mare woodgrain, black eyes, no white 1963-1967

(c) Hilary Hurley

    996 Galena, Family Arabian Mare medium chestnut, solid upper face, lighter lower face and nose, black or bi-color eyes, darker chestnut mane/tail, off hind stocking 1997
1400 Sheba matte bay, blaze, black mane/tail, no black on legs 1970-1972 Showcase Collection
Same as #14
(c) Sue R. Sudekum   400789 Family Arabian Mare
With Family Arabian Stallion, Family Arabian Foal
glossy alabaster, grey mane/tail, grey, pink, or white nose and inner ears 1988 Enchanted Dollhouse, other retailers (~1,000 sets made)

"88" (or possibly "1988") hand written on belly

(c) Sue R. Sudekum     498991 Spirit of the Wind Set
With Family Arabian Foal
dappled grey, bald face, black points, far hind stocking 1991 Sears Holiday Catalog
(4,000 made)
712156 Addison & Clark
With Family Arabian Foal
palomino sabino, bald face, four high stockings 2015 Sweet Home Chicago
(60 made)
      Family Arabian Mare medium chestnut, bald face, dark brown mane/tail, four stockings 1960s Similar in color to older sorrel #52 Five Gaiter). Source and quantity unknown.
(c) Ashli Jensen       Arabian Family with Blue Ribbon Set
With Family Arabian Stallion, Family Arabian Foal
light chestnut, flaxen  mane and tail, four stockings 1983 JCPenney Holiday Catalog, Bentley Sales Co.
      Peppercorn Bay Family Arabian Mare peppercorn bay 1995 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
(c) Dani K (c) Dani K     Family Arabian Mare woody caramel, solid face, lighter legs, black eyes Early 1960s Test Run
      Family Arabian Mare dapple grey. darker grey mane/tail, four stockings Early 1970s (?) Probable Test Run
(c) Shannon Southard       Family Arabian Mare red chestnut, dark chestnut mane/tail, four stockings ? Probable Test Run
(c) Wendy Hick (c) Wendy Hick     Family Arabian Mare glossy dappled grey, pink nose, black mane/tail, four stockings ? Probable Test Run
(c) Shayleen Garner (c) Shayleen Garner     Family Arabian Mare buckskin, black mane/tail, four low stockings ? Probable Test Run
(c) Eleda Towle       Ranchcraft Lamp
With Family Arabian Foal
bay, blaze, black mane/tail, no black on legs late 1960s-early 1970s Produced by Dunning Industries, Inc. on a walnut wood base. Lampshade was made of brown burlap with dark brown trim. Same as #14.

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