I am curious as to the percentage of 'blood' in modern warmblood horses.
I remember seeing other posters on this boards comment that the best horses are ones with "x" percent blood and talking about potential crosses that would achieve this.
I am interested in doing this for fun with some of my horses but was unsure how many generations to go back, and how one does it. Take every TB and AA ancestor and divide by generation? Is is a weighted average somehow?
Thanks so much for some clarification on the math.
I would also be interested in general discussion as to what breeders feel is the 'ideal' percentage of blood in the modern sport horse!
That said, and this is me personally, I think you can have a range that is ideal for your sport (eventers likely want a higher percentage than the other Olympic sports) but you must also look at the type of the horse in front of you. My filly is less than 50% but is VERY blood in type, and I'm sure there are opposites.
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You can also use www.webpedigrees.com, which used to be equilignes.com. It's French and calculates Arab and TB separately. You'd have to find out how to enter a pedigree for them, though; andy.smaga knows how.
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