Breeding Genes
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Breeding Genes

Fertility
This gene determines how easily a horse gets in foal, as well as how likely a mare is to carry a foal to term. Both parents' fertility factors in when breeding!

If a horse has low fertility, you may opt to feed one parent Vigor to guarantee the mare will get in foal. You can also give Bucket Of Love to guarantee that a mare's fertility never drops below Low.

Fertility is not genetic, in other words does not pass on to foals.
Heritage
This is a quad-gene that influences how a horse passes their genes to their offspring. This is expressed as a simplified rating for horses on their genetics page, much like the rest of their genes. A horse with high Heritage is more likely to pass on dominant genes (X), while a horse with bad heritage is more likely to pass on recessive genes (x). When determining the rate of passing genes, the parents' Heritage is evaluated, not the foal's.

Heritage will usually not allow a horse to pass anything that they are not genetically capable of - a horse with XX cannot throw an x and a horse with xx cannot throw an X. However, Heritage also contributes to genetic defects which can result in a foal inheriting xx genes where they normally would not.

Although Heritage uses the standard rating system, the ratings have slightly different meanings, as listed below.

Heritage Ratings
Outstanding No recessive alleles
Excellent 1-2 recessive alleles.
Good 3-4 recessive alleles.
Fair 5-6 recessive alleles.
Poor 7-8 recessive alleles.

Mistweaver's Cloak also will improve Heritage genes to at least 4 heterozygous, but will not raise Heritage beyond that.
Male Probability
This hidden gene determines the likelihood of having male offspring. The gender of a foal is determined by the MP gene of that foal, not its parents. A foal born with Homozygous MP is more likely to be a colt, and a foal born with recessive MP is more likely to be a filly. This is not 100% guaranteed, so it's possible to have males with recessive MP or females with Homozygous MP.
Female Influence
This hidden gene determines how influential a female's bloodline is on her offspring. If this is homozygous in the foal, the foal will usually follow their dam's bloodline. If it is recessive in the foal, they will usually follow their sire's bloodline.

This is never 100% guaranteed, so you cannot depend on FI to determine bloodline definitively.
Producer Quality
This hidden gene determines a horse's likelihood of producing high potential foals. You can test for Producer Quality at the Geneticist for any horse if they meet these requirements: pensioned, at least 20 years old, and owned by their breeder. Horses without a breeder are never eligible to be tested. Producer quality applies to both mares and studs, but carries a far greater weight for studs.

Although potential could indicate a better producer, this does not always correlate with producer quality. Any horse can be a legendary producer and any horse can be a terrible producer, whether 6 or 60 potential. Potential just gives you a glimpse into the producing ability of the parents. Researching the pedigree and parents' producing information is going to be more accurate than solely looking at potential.

Select Sale horses who are Legendary producers will have their Producer Quality automatically revealed.

Heir's Crown does give you the ability to see this hidden gene.

Family Jewels also gives you the ability to see and improve this hidden gene.

Mistweaver’s Cloak will cloak and randomize a bloodtype for a horse, but also improves Producer Quality.


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Issa (#1)
Yesterday at 11:02 am
Forgot to repost after the time traveling... Basic Wraps have a chance to reduce Risk during training.
Issa (#1)
06/09/21 5:09 pm
Thoroughbreds, Goldbloods, and Standardbreds have a chance to reveal their transition Stat Genes upon retirement. (With relevant skill.) They no longer have a chance to reveal Jump.
Issa (#1)
06/09/21 12:30 pm
Unfilled series races may be entered late for a tripled entry fee.
Issa (#1)
06/07/21 7:04 pm
We're working on a spreadsheet to track community-created item art. If you're working on art for an item, add your name under the 'In Progress' column. This does not mean that others can't try it, but can help avoid some overlap.
Issa (#1)
06/07/21 3:15 pm
Goldblood stallions are temporarily eligible to test for Producer Quality if they are: 100% Goldblood, retired, and not Cloaked. Testing fees for Goldbloods during this period are reduced to $500,000 or 50 PC. Although mares can benefit from discounted fees, normal testing restrictions still apply.
Issa (#1)
06/06/21 7:19 pm
Yearlings must compete in 10 shows to receive a Travel boost.
Issa (#1)
06/06/21 7:19 pm
Yearlings must compete in 10 shows to receive a Travel boost.
Issa (#1)
06/06/21 6:25 pm
Suggested Grade and Style have been added to all horse pages as a replacement for Peer Comparisons. Young series race prospects are marked with an icon next to their grade.
Issa (#1)
06/06/21 1:38 pm
Players who don't have Hidden Stats can now see a Potential range on their horse's pages. This reflects current Potential only. A new chart has been added to the Evaluating Talent page to help place these horses into appropriate grades.
Issa (#1)
06/06/21 11:03 am
Although the Golden Apple Orchard is still taking horses as low as 20 potential, apple supplies are dwindling and you won't receive extra Golden Apples. You will still receive Arcane Apples for exceptional horses.
Issa (#1)
06/04/21 5:05 pm
AI Straw limits have been increased to 4 with an age limit of 20.
Issa (#1)
06/04/21 4:45 pm
The 12 Select Sale stallions age 10 and under with less than 20 foal slots have been set to 20 foal slots.
Issa (#1)
06/03/21 1:41 pm
Favorited horses may no longer be placed 'For Claim'. If a horse is already 'For Claim' and is a Favorite, they will automatically swap to 'No Claim' when visiting their Race Preferences page.
Issa (#1)
05/30/21 1:49 pm
Stallions may have a maximum of 30 foal slots, with the exception of any stallion who already has more than 30 foal slots. If a stallion already has 30 or more foal slots, he will not earn more through SIP upgrades.
Issa (#1)
05/30/21 12:54 pm
Train All for racers is down for maintenance. If you have used it recently please double check your horses' Surface Proficiency before entering races, as it likely hasn't been improving surface.
Issa (#1)
05/29/21 11:37 am
Monday is the last chance to (Spring) Fling!
Issa (#1)
05/17/21 10:51 pm
The hidden clues were: 🍃🍨🦁♈🧁 - lilac. Congrats to all winners!
Issa (#1)
05/15/21 3:33 pm
If it's a prize you want (surely you do!) find five misplaced emoji and unscramble the clue! When you've found the word that's right as can be it's time to send a message to me! All who win will be rewarded but the first to finish shan't be shorted.
Issa (#1)
05/14/21 8:52 pm
Morale has been removed from the Peer Comparison formula.
Issa (#1)
05/14/21 5:43 pm
Breeding Info pages for mares show a list of Breeding Complications (miscarriages and stillborns) beginning in Y45. Any stillborns from this year should already be listed.
Issa (#1)
05/14/21 5:41 pm
Racing stables have a new column for Region (R) to make it easier to see where your horses reside.
Issa (#1)
05/14/21 5:09 pm
Neglect Reclaims are open again.
Issa (#1)
05/12/21 3:09 pm
Stallions and mares with any amount of racing points up to 100 now have a chance to provide bonuses to their foals' stats, with a guaranteed bonus for those who have a Performance Merit (100 points). Performance Distinctions (250 points) from either parent still provide an additional bonus to foal stats.
Issa (#1)
05/12/21 2:58 pm
Transitioning horses to Steeplechase or Driving Trial will always improve Low Athleticism to Moderate. There is also a chance to improve Low Athleticism when transitioning to Marathon.
Issa (#1)
05/11/21 6:28 pm
Two year old Peak has been fixed!
Issa (#1)
05/11/21 2:22 pm
Standardbreds are ineligible to enter Zodiac Zenith races they have previously won.
Issa (#1)
05/11/21 1:41 pm
To help foster Quarter Horses, Paint Horses and Standardbreds racing at older ages, they now only suffer faster Condition deterioration if they are 10 or older. They will also only experience significant Condition loss if they are 13 or older.
Issa (#1)
05/11/21 1:18 pm
Two year olds will never have 'lackluster' Buddy Workout results, however, their Buddy Workouts now consume more Energy.
Issa (#1)
05/11/21 12:50 pm
Moving cooldowns have been reactivated and horses will only be allowed to move once per year. Cooldowns will always reset in January.
Issa (#1)
05/11/21 11:18 am
Horses will no longer win item prizes for series sweeps. Instead, Heir's Crown, Tournaround Medallion, and Victor's Blade will have a chance to appear in Crystal Chalices.
Issa (#1)
05/10/21 3:36 pm
Training Assistant purse fees have been adjusted as reflected on the Training Assistant page.
Issa (#1)
05/09/21 8:26 pm
Blazing Horseshoes may only be used once annually on any individual horse.
Issa (#1)
05/09/21 6:14 pm
The effects of Sugar Cubes now only last 3 races. Sugar Cubes may also only be used twice in a horse's lifetime and do not immediately improve Energy.
Issa (#1)
05/07/21 5:56 pm
Don't forget to share your successes in this week's positivity threads! You can find them on the Forum.
Issa (#1)
04/28/21 11:18 am
Buddy Workouts no longer increase Experience, except when using a buddy with an Experience-boosting trait.
Issa (#1)
04/28/21 10:35 am
Join me this morning for Coffee with a Mod on Discord! I'm here to answer questions or chat about whatever comes to mind.
Issa (#1)
04/24/21 2:02 pm
Like custom GBs, Import and SS stallions may now stand at stud regardless of points.
Issa (#1)
04/20/21 2:17 pm
All feeds (excluding Steady) are once again priced equally. Defend can now take Risk down to zero.
Briana (#3)
04/14/21 5:52 pm
The daily earnings limit for Springo has been changed to $100,000.
Issa (#1)
04/05/21 9:08 pm
Y44 Yearling Sales are open for consignments.
Issa (#1)
04/01/21 2:18 pm
A lonely lady did not find a home after the SS. She has been placed into a quick auction which will end before the end of this meet.
Issa (#1)
03/31/21 2:26 pm
Help us name an item!
Issa (#1)
03/20/21 6:29 pm
Ahem... Now the Select Sale is properly open for bids!
Issa (#1)
03/16/21 1:36 pm
Mosaic is now in the Custom Previewer and might also be making an appearance on some of the Select Sale horses starting to sneak into my barns.
Issa (#1)
03/15/21 4:26 pm
Horses now have a chance to gain Courage in races. The chance is based on age, with 2 year olds having the highest chance followed by 3 year olds and then older horses.
Issa (#1)
03/14/21 4:30 pm
A bug has been fixed which was causing a substantial number of horses under age 10 to completely bypass the impacts of Travel on Rest, Energy, and PR. All horses will now be affected by Travel as intended.
Issa (#1)
03/13/21 1:05 pm
The first training of the month for 2 year olds no longer consumes Energy if it is Interval or Gate Training.
Issa (#1)
03/08/21 9:26 pm
If your horse fancies making a splash, they might like the new options in Spilled Paint!
Issa (#1)
03/08/21 1:01 pm
A little bird told me a new Badger is on the loose...
Issa (#1)
03/08/21 12:42 pm
Help us Name That Face!