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    06-25-2012, 07:33 PM
Question about foundation percentage..

I'm trying to figure out what foundation percentage my gelding Wolf is(sorry if I worded that incorrectly) and I'm about ready to pull my hair out. It's like a dang foreign language to me :( If its not a bother would someone be able to help me out? Here is a link to his pedigree: Gray Sky Aledo Elite Quarter Horse I will even bake some cookies for you! Lol
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    06-25-2012, 09:24 PM
You can contact the Foundation QH Association and talk to them. I did that when I was considering breeding my QH mare to a Blue Valentine stallion in TX. We were curious as to what percentage Lucy was foundation wise and they took a copy of her pedigree I sent, as ours went back 8 or so generations. She came back about 60% or so, would have to go down and look. So, call them and ask.
    06-25-2012, 10:18 PM
It will depend on which reg. You use. Each one figurs it a bit differently.
    06-25-2012, 10:32 PM
Thanks guys :) Um yeah..One I read said anything more than 75% and another one said anything more than 90%... Tbh I'm not sure which one would be the best to go with if he is eligible?
    06-25-2012, 10:48 PM
Depends on what you want. If you just want a peice of paper then anyone will do. If you are looking to show then find out which one has shows around you. Then go from there.
    06-25-2012, 10:57 PM
Ok,thank you! :) I am looking to get into showing so that is the route I will go when checking into this.
    06-26-2012, 12:43 AM
Then see which one has shows in your area.
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    06-26-2012, 12:51 AM
Provided that everything on Allbreed is correct, your gelding is 87.21% FQH.
    06-26-2012, 09:28 AM
How do they figure the percentages? I haven't understood that yet.
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    06-27-2012, 03:34 AM
I use Allbreedpedigree, provided the pedigree is correct (I had to do my mare's twice after double-checking her papers, so she went from 86% to 90%).

The way I do it is start with the farthest name right at the bottom (ie, great-great-great granddam). A foundation QH is considered any QH born before or during 1940. So..say a horse is born in 1942, but its parents are both born in the 1930s, it would be 100% FQH. However, for any TB you find, they're 0%, obviously. So like Poco Bueno x a TB mare would equal a 50% FQH foal.

For example: Doc Bar Doc Bar Quarter Horse
He is 75% FQH.

I did this with my Paint mare too because the majority of her Paint side are actually cropout QHs, in which case I just counted every tobiano as 0% because tobiano does not exist in QHs. Luckily, the colors on hers were all listed and most had pictures to verify.

I usually just screen cap the pedigree and paste it into MS Paint, typing in the percentage of each horse as I go along so I don't forget, the just calculate it all.
Does that make sense?

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