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Characteristics testing

The appearance of an offspring is influenced by the interaction of genes inherited from each parent.

By testing the parents before breeding, it is possible to predict which alleles will be passed on to the offspring. Depending on the mode of inheritance and type of mutation, the appearance of the offspring is also predictable.

Under 'characteristics' we summarise all hereditary traits that do not cause a hereditary disease, but have an effect on the appearance and the abilities of the animal.

These include:

  • Coat colours
  • Coat characteristics
  • Height (Horse)
  • Gaits (Horse)

Detailed information on individual tests, breeding recommendations, and special care for your animal can be found in our Lexicon.

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