Pedigrees and Breeding

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Pedigree Statistics

TrueNicks uses a number of coefficients to explain the relationships that are formed beyond those seen in a five generation pedigree. All coefficients are calculated to 10 generations. The reason is twofold... Read More

The Disappearance of Dosage

A couple of weeks ago the manager of a TrueNicks enrolled stallion called to tell us that a hypothetical mating had generated Dosage Figures that were all zeroes – zeroes for each category in the Dosage... Read More

mtDNA and Tregonwell's Natural Barb

A year or so ago another company that I am associated with, Performance Genetics, did a private study on mitochondrial DNA, the strand of DNA that is maternally inherited in all species and can be used... Read More

A Date for Delta: Mating Royal Delta

It goes without saying that it takes an exceptional individual to win Eclipse Awards in three successive years. Among fillies and mares, the feat has only been achieved twice, by Zenyatta (2008-10) and... Read More

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