Monday, April 23, 2012

Veeeerrry Interesting :)

Liz of Blazingstar Flatcoated Retrievers is doing an article/research on genetic diversity according to pedigree analysis. I am not sure what all that smart talk means exactly :), but I found the results to be very interesting & not what I had expected.
In the 4 breeds pictured above, guess which one has the greatest diversity?
If you said the Labrador you would be correct :) They have the greatest diversity with an effective population size of 114.
Next would be the Flatcoated Retriever with 52, I would have thought the collie !
Next is the Berger Des Pyrennes which is tied with the Collie at 33.
Like I said I really don't understand this but find it interesting non the less LOL!
The picture representing the breeds was taken by Liz, models are... Karma the Labrador, Kort the Collie, Tinbie the Flatcoated Retriever & Boone the Berger Des Pyrennes.

12 comments:

Blazingstar said...

You will have to wait for the full story to be revealed when you get the Flatout Newsletter! Effective population size is just one way of measuring genetic diversity - there are others, with different results sometimes..... Thanks for letting me use Kort as a model for the photo of 4 different breeds!

onecollie said...

no problem Liz!!! I will be looking forward to reading the whole article!

Shiggy said...

Oh sounds interesting!

I imagine Pugs aren't terribly diverse. When the full article is available for reading I'd love to read it.

onecollie said...

for sure Amanda!

Dianne SS said...

This is very interesting and a worthwhile area to learn more about!

Btw I loved your previous header photo--that was so cool with you in the middle and your boys as 'bookends'--all in silouette! I love this one too!

onecollie said...

I loved that one too Dianne, I just keep changing them as as there are so many I like :)

Dianne SS said...

This one is like the "Aires Above Ground" like those Lippenzaner stallions!!!

Diana said...

Very cool header!!!

Squishy said...

That is very interesting and doesn't surprise me on the collie.

Squishy said...

Remember back in the olden days you used to have "Tater Tuesdays"???????????????????????????????????????????
New blog post PLEASE!!!!!

Donna Brinkworth said...

I have a National Geographic article about genetic diversity and groupings of dog breeds from last winter. Does Liz have that issue? It was fascinating and put breeds into totally different groups that I expected (not the CKC groups, but mastiff, northern, guarding, retrieving, herding types).

onecollie said...

I'm not sure Donna but I'll ask!