can someone explain % goats, please.

Discussion in 'Goats' started by maryanne, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. maryanne

    maryanne Well-Known Member

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    I see 85% boer and 96% pygmy and so on, can someone explain how % is determined.thanks alot!
     
  2. dscott7972

    dscott7972 Well-Known Member

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    I only know that I have a doe that is 1/2 nubian, 1/4 boar and 1/4 pygmy. The doe was a full nubian and the sire 1/2 boar and 1/2 pygmy. How you get 85% and 6% I don't know.
     

  3. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The percentages refer to the amount of cross breeding back to a single breed,Therefor 1/2 will be 50% 3/4 would be 75% and so on after a number of gen. the percent of the interment breed /mix is diluted so its for all purposes nil . A 7/8 would be87.5% and so on . I hope this helps.
     
  4. maryanne

    maryanne Well-Known Member

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    i was sorta thinking that was how it went , I just wanted to make sure.I appreciate it!
     
  5. mailman

    mailman Miniature Cattle

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    Here is how you do it: Add the percentages of each parent animal and divide that sum by 2.
    If you have the Excel computer program, you can download a percentage calculator that I created at:
    http://www.countrybuck.com/percentage.xls
    Hope this helps.....Dennis
     
  6. maryanne

    maryanne Well-Known Member

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    I always need all the help I can get.HAHAHAHAHAAHAAAA :goodjob: