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To Region or Not to Region

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 2:04 PM

We were recently forwarded an e-mail containing an advertisement from another pedigree consultancy that mentioned "... other pedigree information services that attempt to dazzle you with vast database resources without discriminating the information that matters from the information that doesn't ...." It also asserts that it chooses not to include the results... Read More...

Written by admin | Apr 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

As Easy as A, B, C ?

Monday, January 28, 2008 9:01 PM

Stallion managers and broodmare owners have offered some interesting insights since the release of TrueNicks. One stallion manager told me that he would come across clients who would reject matings that rated A on another nicking product because they wanted A++ . In an e-mail conversation regarding a prospective mating, a broodmare owner told me that a planned... Read More...

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Curiouser and Curiouser

Thursday, January 17, 2008 11:01 PM

"Curiouser and curiouser" cried Alan. The anomaly of widely differing nick ratings on an identical cross is a very strange one. When TrueNicks rates Unbridled's Song ( TrueNicks , SRO ) with a Miswaki mare, the result is a "D," based on the direct cross of Unbridled's Song with Mr. Prospector-line mares, as there is insufficient evidence (opportunity) to rate... Read More...

Written by admin | Jan 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

"No Rating" Doesn't Equal "No Meaning"

Monday, January 14, 2008 2:01 PM

A reader wrote in to ask for clarification on the No Rating return after running a TrueNicks hypo-mating report for Niigon with a Richter Scale mare. Niigon is a son of Unbridled, by Fappiano, by Mr. Prospector. Richter Scale is a son of Habitony, by Habitat, by Sir Gaylord. Question : I just purchased a TrueNicks hypothetical mating and received a report with... Read More...

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Marking a Mark

Sunday, January 06, 2008 5:01 PM

Over time TrueNicks ratings do change, but it is how they change that makes it an interesting study. Affinities can establish themselves quickly but the TrueNicks system requires certain thresholds to be met for the cross to be considered valid. This means that while it can take some time for a nick to establish itself, the actual success of the nick can in turn... Read More...

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