Standing a Stud
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Standing a Stud

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Ideal Attributes
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Racing Points
A stallion has to have a minimum of 50 race points or 50 color show points to breed, in-house or publicly. If you retire a stud that has less than 50 race or color show points, you can give him a Bachelor's Party (that makes him eligible), otherwise you will not be able to breed him!

Under normal circumstances, you want to retire a stallion with a Performance Merit (100pts) or Distinction (250pts). Why is this important? Performance Merits and Distinctions contribute positively towards their foals' potential. Achieving a Color Merit (100 show points) does not contribute a bonus to a stallion's foals.
Purchasing Genotypes
In order for a stallion to breed, you have to purchase a complete genotype. You can do this by navigating to Breeding, Geneticist, and purchasing Genotype from there. You can also purchase genotypes directly from the top of a horse's genetics page. This shows your stallions exact genes (alleles) to help you and the mare owner to determine whether or not your stallion is the right match for prospective mares. Players who have the max breeding skill can sometimes be rewarded the genotyping for free upon the horse's retirement.
Blood Type
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Listing for Stud
Listing Fees
In order to stand a stallion at public stud, available for other players to breed to, you will need to pay a listing fee. This fee must be paid each year you wish to list your stallion on the public roster. If you opt out of paying a fee, you may still breed to your stallion privately.

The baseline listing fee is $800,000, however, this fee may be reduced if your stallion is eligible for discounts. Quality stallions typically stand for significantly less than the baseline fee. Discounts are offered for all of the following:
• Cloaked (before earning SIP)
• Blood Type tested
• Earning a Performance Merit, Performance Distinction, or Court of Stars
• Enrollment level within the Stallion Incentive Program
• 'Foundation' lineage (Select Sale, Import, Horse Trader, Goldblood)
• Standardbred and non-Appendix Quarter Horse/Paint Horse

Finally, discounts are given based upon player rank as listed below.
• Green/Novice: 75% discount
• Amateur: 50% discount
• Savvy: 25% discount
Suggested Stud Fee
Once you've decided you want to stand a stud, you must set their stud fee. You can use the 'Calculate Stud Fee' option on his Manage, Breeding Info page, or Stud Services page to find out what FFH suggests his stud fee should be. This is based on his individual genetics and traits, and has been created to help create some degree of uniformity on the site (it gets confusing when two equal studs vary greatly in price!). While this is suggested, it is not a requirement. You can make his fee higher or lower based on your own opinions, and there are many valid reasons for doing so.

Some members choose to set a lower stud fee the first year or two and then increase it once the stud has proven himself as a producer. Other reasons for setting it lower may be if a stallion has bad genes in an important area (health, conformation) even though he has good genes in other areas. On the other hand, a stud fee might be increased by having a rare color or markings or by having great genes in important areas. Of course, popularity/demand can also be a valid reason for charging a little more for a stud.
Roster Settings
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Requests & Breeding
Managing Requests
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Covering Mares
Mare owners will start shipping their mares for cover starting in February. It is highly suggested you make sure your stallion(s) are at peak condition (80%+) at the time of covering! Low condition can cause a lot of foal defects and lower the stallion's fertility, this can and should be avoided. Once your stallion has successfully covered a mare the covering fee will be deposited into your bank account. If the mare fails to catch, the mare owner will re-ship her for a re-breed, but the re-cover will not cost the mare owner.

Covering limits are decided by your stallion's fertility. Once he has reached his limit, he cannot service any more mares until the month rolls over. You can improve his fertility with Vigor which will improve the mares he can cover that season by one and ensures all his mares get in foal. Keeping your stud in optimal condition will make sure his fertility doesn't drop, minimize the chance of foal defects at the time of cover, and has the small chance to improve overall fertility if kept up on.

Fertility Chart
Strong Moderate Low Vigor
Cover Limit 4 3 2 +1

Items for Stallions
None of the feeds or items listed below are necessary for caring for and managing stallions under normal circumstances. However, sometimes you may find that you encounter a situation where a stallion is struggling with condition or fertility issues. Below are optional feeds and items to help your standing stallions!

Frozen Horseshoes
This can be found in the Pro-Shop, user shops, and can be crafted. This locks a horse into 70% condition, which is a great way to help older stallions stay in somewhat good condition. Stallions should be 80% condition or higher before servicing mares!

Vigor
This is a supplement found in the Feed Mill page. You can occasionally find it in user shops or farm plots. Feeding vigor during the breeding season will ensure his mares bred will stay in foal past second checkup, so this is a good option for a stallion who has low fertility and has issues of mares retaining pregnancy! Does not negate stillborn chances!

Legacy
This is a supplement found in the Feed Mill page. You can occasionally find it in user shops or farm plots. Giving Legacy to your stallion will increase his overall foal slots by 3-5. This supplement is limited to once a lifetime.

Prodigy
This is a supplement found in the Feed Mill page. You can occasionally find it in user shops or farm plots. Prodigy will increase bloodline compatibility for one year, making all matches at least average (2-off) quality. Stallions need to be fed this during the breeding season!

Victor's Blade
This can be purchased in the Pro-Shop during sales and found occasionally in user shops. This can be given to a stallion to add 5-7 foal slots. If he is pensioned, it will also restore him to retired status! This item is limited to once a lifetime.

Bachelor's Party
This can be purchased in the Pro-Shop during sales and found occasionally in user shops. This can be given to a retired stallion who has less than 50 points to automatically qualify him for standing at stud. It will put him at exactly 50 points.

Holiday Wreath
This can be found in the Pro-Shop, user shops, and can be crafted. This ensures all his mares bred will give birth to live foals. This item only has a year affect on stallions! This is a good item to use if you want to be certain all of a stud's foals will be born in the following season. Perhaps you want to make sure you'll have enough foals to SIP test him; or maybe you have reason to be worried about stillborns because of broodmare age or sub-optimal Health crosses.

Mistweaver's Cloak
This ancient cloak will both randomize your horse's bloodline and conceal it for the horse and its offspring. It also improves Heritage, Peak, and Prime genes as well as producer quality. If you are unsure of your stallions breeding capabilities, it may be best to use a cloak!

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We're ringing in some holiday cheer with a new contest! More details can be found on the forum.
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MII qualifications have been adjusted.
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Seeing as a lot of people are still trying to finish up barns, rollover is being postponed by 1 hour and will start at 2:00am. The site will be down an extra hour, until 4:00am.
Issa (#1)
11/19/20 3:17 pm
Performance Distinction now rewards Legacy, but no longer adds an extra foal slot to males.
Issa (#1)
11/19/20 1:55 pm
Legacy now always adds 3 slots, up to a maximum of 25 foal slots for stallions. Victor's Blade now always adds 5 slots, up to a maximum of 30 foal slots.
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11/14/20 9:38 am
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11/13/20 9:20 pm
Horse Trader prices have been reduced. The HT also stocks 2yo Thoroughbreds again.
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11/13/20 1:28 pm
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11/12/20 6:12 pm
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11/02/20 5:10 pm
Problems with WCF qualifications have been resolved. Unqualified horses which had already entered the races have been scratched.
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11/01/20 12:29 pm
Mares who do not receive their second checkup will no longer miscarry at the yearly rollover. Instead, their foals will be more likely to suffer from genetic defects.
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10/29/20 3:24 pm
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10/27/20 8:08 pm
Hearthstones are now functional!
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10/26/20 7:08 pm
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10/26/20 1:52 pm
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10/25/20 10:08 pm
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10/25/20 3:40 pm
Yearling buddies who are not fed and trained will not provide assigned yearlings any benefits.
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10/25/20 3:40 pm
Horses who are not fed will lose Energy at rollover.
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10/24/20 7:13 pm
Crystal Chalices are now functional!
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10/24/20 5:01 pm
Pastured mares now have reduced miscarriage and stillborn chances in the year they return from pasture.
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10/24/20 3:39 pm
You may now extend pasture from the main page of any horse who is currently on pasture.
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10/24/20 1:49 pm
Stallions have a new SIP icon for 'Sophomore' stallions with less than 10 foals who haven't earned SIP.
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10/24/20 12:34 pm
The item stock at the Golden Apple Orchard has been updated!
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10/24/20 12:33 pm
The Golden Apple Orchard is now accepting fillies and mares as low as 20 potential (with Business skill). Additionally, trading in fillies/mares currently rewards bonus Golden Apples as well as a Breeding Pass and Vigor.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 11:34 am
Bronze SIP requirements have been reduced to 30 AFP with less than 10 foals and 28 AFP with 10 or more foals. All non-SIP studs are now eligible to test again.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 8:36 pm
Stallions may now be listed for Y43 stud. Beginning this breeding season, you must pay a listing fee to stand them publicly. You can find more details about listing fees in the Handbook.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 4:13 pm
SIP upgrading has been updated. Goldbloods have the same requirements as all other breeds. Bronze now requires 2 MII mares and Silver requires 3 MII mares.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 2:03 pm
Tournaround Medallion has a new use! It will now improve a horse's Steeplechase stat genes, making them a minimum of average quality. Each item may now only be used once.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 12:18 pm
If you transitioned any horses to SC/DT since the news post last night, please PM Flash (#2) on FFH or Discord with the ID#s of all horses.
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10/22/20 3:35 pm
4yo+ Horse Trader horses purchased by new players now automatically come with maxed Courage and Consistency.
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10/22/20 12:58 pm
Since we are down to 2 regions, the top 10 Gold Cup finishers will be eligible for World Championship Festival races. Please remember they will still be subject to standard entry pool regulations if any WCF race ends up with over 20 entries.
Issa (#1)
10/22/20 11:30 am
Sugar Cubes now maintain Rest as well as Energy. Their price has been adjusted accordingly and is now 400 PC.
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10/21/20 9:22 pm
Final submissions for the contest must be sent to me no later than 9:00am tomorrow morning!
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10/21/20 11:44 am
There's a pop-up contest happening on Discord! Easy to enter and everyone wins!
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10/19/20 12:50 pm
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Registered names automatically lock when a horse is sold through sales or auction.
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10/15/20 4:40 pm
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10/11/20 8:03 pm
Several updates have been made to Partnerships. Only yearlings are eligible for partnerships. The limit of partners per horse is now 10 and the limit per year, per stable, is now 60. The payouts have also been adjusted, as listed on the Partnerships page.
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10/10/20 1:18 pm
World Championship Festival races are moving to December.
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10/06/20 7:06 pm
Travel outside of region now reduces Rest.
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10/06/20 6:07 pm
Experience gain from races has been adjusted slightly to have a more flexible sliding scale based upon PR.
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10/04/20 6:27 pm
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10/04/20 10:27 am
Y42 Yearling Sales are open for consignment!
Issa (#1)
10/03/20 10:42 am
Auto Qualifier has been changed to Stellar. Icons and text references to this will be updated throughout the site.
Issa (#1)
10/01/20 7:39 pm
Color Merits are officially coded in! They assign just like Performance Merits.
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10/01/20 5:43 pm
Heritage has been condensed into a simplified rating. It still contains 4 genes and is still rated as Poor through Outstanding. More info can be found here.
Issa (#1)
10/01/20 5:29 pm
Oracle has been updated. It will now only raise stats to a maximum of 6 (down from 8), will not raise Courage or Consistency, and can be used no more than 3 times on a single horse.
Issa (#1)
10/01/20 4:15 pm
Victor's Blade now has a once-per-lifetime limit.