Table 2

Age (in years) and number of effective generations known (in years) in pedigrees per breed and category of candidates

Breed

Category

Age Average

Age St. dev.

No of effective generations Average

No of effective generations St. dev.


Alpine

Tested bucks

5.7

1.1

7.6

0.4


Alpine

Young bucks

1.6

0.1

8.5

0.4


Alpine

Dams

3.0

1.3

6.7

2.8


Saanen

Tested bucks

5.2

1.5

6.9

0.5


Saanen

Young bucks

1.6

0.1

8.0

0.4


Saanen

Dams

2.9

1.3

6.5

2.9


Colleau et al. BMC Genetics 2011 12:25   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-12-25

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