In a bit of Twitter-ing exuberance, KTA/KTOB posted the following:
In fairness to the organization, they were probably being more playful rather than practical in choosing to make that comment.
However, let’s set the record straight.
Oxbow and Paynter are by the same stallion, Adena Springs star Awesome Again, and they are out of mares who are full sisters: Tizamazing and Tizso (by Cee’s Tizzy out of Cee’s Song), making them full sisters to Horse of the Year Tiznow.
That is a fairly close relationship on paper. Their pedigrees look remarkably similar. But their genetic makeup may be — most probably is — quite a bit different.
Even with full brothers — by the same stallion out of the same mare — the resulting siblings share only 50 percent of the same genes on average. Yep, full siblings average out as “half-brothers and -sisters.”
Furthermore, for any pair of full siblings…
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