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Adoption Centre Breed Expansion Project

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Welcome to the Adoption Centre breed expansion project sub-forum!

We are expanding the breeds available in the adoption centre, but we need your help! As dedicated HWO breeders you’ll need to carefully breed and select the best examples of each breed we begin a project for. The breed characteristics will be outlined in each breeds project thread within this sub-forum, and you'll help propagate the breed to improve the quality of the overall breed population.

Once we have enough horses that have been bred then that breed will appear in the adoption centre. Also, all players who participate and help improve a breed and bring it into the AC will be awarded a trophy to show how they’ve helped with these very important community breeding projects!

We encourage you to share photos of and links to your best horses of each breed. Share your stallions with others to help out your fellow breeders. This is a community event so we should all work together!


How does this work?
To calculate the base genetics for a new breed in the adoption centre we need to sample the horses in the game. The goal is for everyone to work together and get a good healthy amount of high quality horses of the specific breed to be entered into the Adoption Centre.

We will only focus on a few breeds at a time, beginning with the breeds which can be created from horses already in the AC.
When a new breed project is announced a discussion thread will be created with information about the breed and how to create it. We encourage you to post links to your best horses of the breed, and to help others by discussing the traits of mares and stallions, and helping to select what stallion to breed with each mare. We encourage you to share your stallions and help others.

At the end of the event, any player who’s logged in during the event period and owns at least 1 horse of the breed that is 3rd generation purebred or more, will receive a trophy. Then we will use these horses to help calculate the base genetics for the breed, and it’ll be added into the Adoption Centre.

How We'll Calculate Base Genetics
Once we have a good selection of horses in the active population we'll examine their genetics and use that to influence how the new breed is setup in the AC. Horses with lower COI will have a greater influence so do your best to keep COI low while also improving the overall quality of your herds.

Good luck and happy breeding!
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This is so cool! Once me and Ealesi get some good examples I'm sure we'd be willing to share.
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larissar wrote: May 19th, 2024, 8:54 pm
At the end of the event, any player who’s logged in during the event period and owns at least 1 horse of the breed that is 3rd generation purebred or more, will receive a trophy. Then we will use these horses to help calculate the base genetics for the breed, and it’ll be added into the Adoption Centre.

what is the event time frame? and can i use horses i've got frozen? asking cause i've got tb's ready then, and tons of public studs to help others.

sorry, super excited, feels like ive been training for this :cry: :lol:
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Ealesi wrote: May 19th, 2024, 9:12 pm
larissar wrote: May 19th, 2024, 8:54 pm
At the end of the event, any player who’s logged in during the event period and owns at least 1 horse of the breed that is 3rd generation purebred or more, will receive a trophy. Then we will use these horses to help calculate the base genetics for the breed, and it’ll be added into the Adoption Centre.

what is the event time frame? and can i use horses i've got frozen? asking cause i've got tb's ready then, and tons of public studs to help others.
We will have to see how long it takes for people to breed the horses. You can of course use horses you already have. :)
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Tom wrote: May 19th, 2024, 9:14 pm

We will have to see how long it takes for people to breed the horses. You can of course use horses you already have. :)
Awesome, tysm
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Just to expand on Tom's answer, yes you can for sure use horses you have frozen in other accounts to create the new breeds but the query/code to award trophys will be to breeders of horses born during the event, not horses born before the event starts.
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larissar wrote: May 19th, 2024, 9:19 pm Just to expand on Tom's answer, yes you can for sure use horses you have frozen in other accounts to create the new breeds but the query/code to award trophys will be to breeders of horses born during the event, not horses born before the event starts.
of course, thats why i was trying to figure out the start date, so i can have low coi tb's and oldenburgs ready to get second and third gens from :D does this post mean it's started?
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We've started two breeds as of today. The Exmoor pony and the Akhal-Teke. I've created a thread for each of these two breeds in this subforum, and Tom will be updating the first post to let everyone know the progress regularly.
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Shall we breed toward body forms for competitions that we have in real life? Or just toward 5 star evaluations and 3 gen and better? Will this matter?

:P So Hay'in excited by more AC breed releases.
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Your goal is to try to breed for 5 start evaluations and for body shapes that most resemble the horse in real life. Aim for correct conformation and correct colours. :)
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