Genetic diversity

Breed composition

Sire pedigrees are analysed to determine "genetic originality". The tools proposed can help the breeder. They help avoid increasing inbreeding and maintain a sufficiently diverse pedigree.

Breed composition is calculated for each horse. It helps understand the predominance of the different bloodlines in a horse and is useful when considering crossings.

Representation of the breed composition of Midway Du Poet

Table of the breed composition of Midway Du Poet

Proportion Pourcentage
NEW FOREST 98
ORIGINES NON CONSTATEES 2

Breed composition allows crossings to be analysed, particularly when a certain percentage of blood is required to be registered in a studbook (e.g. 50% Arabian blood for Arabian half-blood horses). The different breeds which comprise a horse are assessed using its pedigree.