In Episode 32 we are joined by Tom Vybiral of Doubletail Farm in North Carolina. Tom frequently shares his views on genetics and breeding via social media and we thought it would make for an interesting discussion to have him discuss his philosophies on utilizing outside genetics in the draft registries to achieve genetic diversity, on the podcast. In this episode Tom discusses:
- The history and origin of the Belgian breed
- Some of the evidence Tom has compiled that points to a possibility of outside blood being utilized before the days of DNA testing
- The shire stallion Sorrel Cloud and how he may have influenced the Belgian breed
- Tom’s thoughts on how to implement outcross/outside breeding into a registry
- How Phenotype selection was used in Belgium
- Much more!
Below is an article Tom has penned discussing the topic of this episode in further detail. Click on the thumbnails to open the page in a larger view.
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“Cut and Run” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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