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How to Calculate Bloodline Percentage
in Your Animal's Pedigree

• a tutorial written by Jennifer Keller for HancockHorses.com •

Here is a quick tutorial on how to calculate the blood percentage of one ancestor in your animal's pedigree, or, to calculate the blood percentage of a particular breed in a composite animal. You can see that the pattern of generations (columns in the pedigree) is half the value of the previous generation.

  1.   1st generation = 50% each (parents)
  2.   2nd generation = 25% each
  3.   3rd generation = 12.5% each
  4.   4th generation = 6.25% each
  5.   5th generation = 3.125% each
  6.   6th generation = 1.5625% each
  7.   7th generation = .78125% each
  8.   8th generation = .390625% each
  9.   9th generation = .1953125% each
  10. 10th generation = .09765625% each        

Example: If your animal has the ancestor (or animals of one breed) once in the 4th generation, once in the 5th generation, twice in the 7th generation, once in the 8th generation and four times in the 9th generation, your formula would be:
6.25 + 3.125 + (2 x .78125) + .390625 + (4 x .1953125) = 12.109375 or 12.11% this ancestor or this breed's blood.

Here is a blank sample 6 generation pedigree.

sire: sire sire: sire sire: sire sire: sire sire: sire
sire: sire
dam: dam
dam: dam sire: sire
dam: dam
dam: dam sire: sire sire: sire
dam: dam
dam: dam sire: sire
dam: dam
dam: dam sire: sire sire: sire sire: sire
dam: dam
dam: dam sire: sire
dam: dam
dam: dam sire: sire sire: sire
dam: dam
dam: dam sire: sire
dam: dam
dam: dam sire: sire sire: sire sire: sire sire: sire
dam: dam
dam: dam sire: sire
dam: dam
dam: dam sire: sire sire: sire
dam: dam
dam: dam sire: sire
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dam: dam sire: sire
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dam: dam
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dam: dam  sire: sire sire: sire
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Pedigree Online: A free online pedigree generator, where you can plug in names or breeds, and build an animal's pedigree.

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