I was wondering what the HYPP N/H means as far as breeding goes? What are the chances of her foal having a result of H/H? Should I consider breeding her at all? My stallion has no impressive blood, so will this lesson the chance of the foal getting bad results? Any response will be greatly appreciated.
Posted on Friday, March 01, 2002 - 01:40 pm:
Can only have an H/H foal if BOTH parents are N/H or H/H. If both are N/H then it is still only a 50% chance that the foal will be N/H and a 25% chance that the foal will be H/H
Posted on Sunday, March 03, 2002 - 11:13 am:
IMO it is best not to breed horses that are N/H or H/H. I just don't see the point in breeding horses that have the possibility of passing on a gene that can be fatal. I'm not saying that your mare isn't a nice mare. And mean on offense to you. This is just my opinion. I just feel that HYPP is not something to mess with. It would be so easy to get rid of it forever if the only horses that were bred were N/N. I know that there are thousands of people that do breed horses that are N/H and H/H. But they are willing to run the risk of ending up with a foal that is HYPP positive, and has a condition that can kill it.
Posted on Sunday, March 03, 2002 - 09:53 pm:
TSQH, there is no offense taken. I was looking into a mare to lease that is HYPP N/H. And really didn't know much about the whole thing. But I do thanks you for replying. I not going to lease her after all. I don't either want to take a chance like that.
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