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    Default How does one Calculate Percentage of Blood?

    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!



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    I just cheat and use horsetelex.nl to figure it out for me. So here is my yearling, for example: http://www.horsetelex.nl/pedigree.php?horseid=608147

    She is 45.31% XX/OX

    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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    Hey, thanks for the link! Is there an english version? That is a great tool!
    I agree that blood is not always reflected in type, but I just find it interesting to know.



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    Quote Originally Posted by winter View Post
    Hey, thanks for the link! Is there an english version? That is a great tool!
    I agree that blood is not always reflected in type, but I just find it interesting to know.

    On the left hand side is the option to choose language.

    Tim
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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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