There is a lot to be said about color and breeding in Zed Run. Most breeding theories pull ideas from the formulas provided by the Zed team. This article is to take a closer look at what we can learn from the color breeding formula.
In Zed Run, we are on a path of discovery. We have very little information, but what we do have needs to be deeply examined. Previously, I have pointed to this formula in my mare performance genetics theory. To begin, the formula has 3 different formula groups.
When we look at this formula, we need to ask how this can be applied with different variables. What if example 1 is the same bloodline and same profile ? And, example 2 is same bloodline but different profile? What if profile is tier? (there are tiers of horses, maybe i will tell you later). The point is, that we have this information and it seems applicable to other areas of the game.
Influence by Colts
Coat color rarity has a large value in the game, and the colts/stallions strongly influence the movement through the color chart.
Historically in IRL horseracing, many experts claim a small number of traits determine the performance. There are 7 color groups, and each group has a very interesting description. In my opinion, these descriptions are the traits:
Blue “Neptune” — these horses are strong but calm, with a patient temperament. They are well-balanced, highly intelligent, gentle, docile, and eager to please.
Brown “Earth” — these horses love to run and possess great stamina and a desire to please their riders. They are sensitive to the handlers mood and are gentle, fast-learners and hard-working. Despite being easy-going and curious, they can be easily spooked.
Green “Wild” — these tough, independent, hardy, sure-footed racehorses take a little more time to learn. They are emotionally perceptive and tends to overreact when something upsets or frightens them. Their brave and gritty nature makes them great over long distances.
Greyscale “Moon” — an intelligent and hard-working disposition, makes the compact versatile horses popular. A perfect balance between an attentive disposition and a healthy level of spirit.
Red/Orange “Fiery” — this spirited, bold, and quick learning horse, possesses agility and speed from its thin-skinned, slim, and long-legged physique.
Tan/Yellow “Classic” — this racehorse is quiet, conscientious and level-headed. Its passion and courage, together with its consistent energy levels, makes it perfect as a stayer.
Purple/Pink “Mystical” — this spirited horse is highly intelligent and reads race situations well. It is energetic, versatile, and is suitable for races of all conditions.
Wrap it Up
Color is strongly influenced by colts, and fillys should be the same for genetic performance inheritance. We can use this formula to theorize migration strategies through the possible 7 traits used in the racing algorithm.
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