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#1 Baskdreams

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 09:10 PM

I am looking at buying a mare, and wanted to know about doing research on her. What are strains, and what are families?? Is there an index of horses in a family or strain? What about substrains? I have been reading the posts, and am a little confused. Just wanted to know. Thank you.

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 09:40 PM

Oh dears, this is a very complicated question! I'll do my best, but it is getting late! Would someone please correct any mistakes I make? Posted Image

Okay, first off there are many strains of Arabians. A few include Polish, Spanish, Egyptian, and Crabbet. These are just a few however... there are many, many more. Within those strains, there are familys. (And in some strains, like egyptian, there are strains within the strain! I believe this is the substrain idea that you mentioned. Posted Image) An example of this would be the NR 5 family in the Polish strain of Arabians. I can't really be of more help than this... it would be impossible to list them all. However, if you post the pedigree of the mare you are looking at, I'd wager that there are knowledgeable people on here who wouldn't mind sharing thier expertise. There are databases that spell out the families in a stain, but I highly doubt there is a complete database for any stain. (I might be wrong here, this is just speculation.)
I hope this helps!
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Okay, here's an example. (This is Cyclone's mare BTW... I don't think she'll mind!)
This mare is of the pure polish strain, and of the NR 5 tail female line. (tail female refers the the Dam line)
http://www.allbreedp...e.com/es+dakota
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:21 AM

Polish, Spanish, Egyptian, and Crabbet., etc are not Strains they are breeding groups. Polish and Egyptian from those countries, Crabbet from Crabett park in England. Or CMK from the combined group of Crabbet , Mansboro, and Kellog.

Strains usually follow the tail female line.

here are some links
http://www.rareakstrains.com/term.html
http://www.rareakstr...rainbreed1.html

http://www.asilclub....eding&Itemid=68

there used to be some even better sites with better explanations but this should do for now

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:27 AM

for instance my mare in my avater is a Davenport Kuhaylan Krush mare
Davenport--- family/origin grouping-- like CMK, Polish etc
she is Kuhaylun ( spelling) by strain
Krush by Sub strain

link to her pedigree on the Davenport pedigree pages
http://davenporthors...KRUSH84995.HTML

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 09:25 AM

This is the horse I am interested in...

I am not sure of her strains or families...

Can anyone help me figure it out??

Wl Allthatglitters AHA # 0440064

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