2009 Zuchtwertschätzung (breeding value statistic) just being published
The brand new 2009 FN Zuchtwertschätzung (Breeding Value Statistic) has just been published. With Belissimo, Real Diamond and Sir Donnerhall even three current stallions of my breeding program are ranked amongst the TOP TEN of all dressage breeding stallions available in Germany - of course I am overly excited!
Wow, great to see Belissimo M so high up there. I've got one mare in foal to him now, and will breeding another one to him next year.
Fannie Mae, could you explain what the abbreviations at the top of the chart mean? Obviously Dressur is dressage and Sicherheit is reliability, but what are the other abbreviations?
If I understand correctly, the TSP is the breeding value based on the results of their progeny in competition.
Galoubet leads in this case!
Sharing the lead with Heartbreaker and Lupicor.
Correct! And the fact that a French stallion is leading who will have probably not more then 10 horses in german competition, says enough about this assessment tool. I personally don't find these FN statistics accurate. Better is to look at the number of S placed offspring and see howmany percent this is from the total number of offspring in sport. The stallion needs however a certain age for this to measure. I once made a list based upon the breeding values of 2009. First number is total amount of horses in sport, second is the number of S placed horses, last is the percentage
Calido 884 147 16%
Corrado I 633 141 22
Corrado II 152 25 16
Carthago 639 206 32
Cassini I 705 154 21
Cassini II 227 20 8
Concerto II155 46 29
Caretino 734 138 18
Lasino 216 29 13
Stakkato 302 51 17
Limbus 231 27 11
Calato 529 50 9
Contender 1507 262 17
Quidam de R 234 86 36
Lord Pezi 68 15 22
Arpeggio 296 22 7
Thanks so much for the data and the data crunching ..
maybe it is obvious but (dumb question)--where is the underlying TSP data found?
I have always wondered what the success rate for progeny at the upper level for stallions that are considered prepotent for jump and came to the conclusion that 15 percent might be the magic number-- your data crunching gives some data to the off the cuff assumption of mine.
I am also assuming that the number of horses in sport is determined-- based on progeny with competition records and not by foals born within certain age groups? (The former would thus tend to only include foals that have actually been talented/lucky/ or it was financailly viable to be put into sport and would not show ammie or cull rates of progeny for certain stallions.?)