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Re: RC: x-factor/heart scores

OK, Ti
You've got my attention. What other factors can I measure other than
x-factor heart scores and what are the tests you'd suggest? I believe
this would be a great thing for us breeders to do. Take the sire and a
representation of get and get some numbers for you. How about some of
the get who are in the regional Top 5? Perhaps we could quantify some of
these traits and take the mystery out of why some lines seem to do
better than others. I'm up for it (so long as it doesn't cost me an arm
and a leg, please). What would you start with?
Bette Lamore
Whispering Oaks Arabians, Home of TLA Halynov
I've learned that life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer it
gets to the end, the faster it goes. Smell the roses! wrote:
> In a message dated 3/5/00 9:58:09 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> writes:
> << What I interpret Ti as saying, and as a stallion owner I
>  agree with 100% is that you can have all the natural ability of the
>  world and it does no good unless properly developed AND I cannot say my
>  stallion's offspring will be winners just because they have inherited
>  certain characteristics (much as I would like to do so). >>
> Breed the "best to the best" and you get regressino to the norm of the
> families--that's genetics. As far as stallions and mares are concerned, you
> can try to assemble "all the right stuff" and "hope for the best", but that's
> just this side of dumb luck. What you really want to do is take the
> measurements that you can and breed for genuine measureable athletic
> characteristics. Problem is, we only know about a few of these, and some of
> the more important are hidden deep in hormonal genetic expression. Very
> difficult to sort out and put down on a chart.
> ti
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