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Keeping It Exclusive

Breeding Theory

A question heard form the community often is, how do we value bred horses.  Honestly, it isn’t a science and is determined by the purchasers perceived value.  How do we know how much an offspring from Breathless Edge should cost with 35+ odds?   Is this offspring for collecting, racing, breeding?   This article is to take a look at where bred horses begin to lose value.  

Breed Matrix

Zed Run is a game of discovery, and we have to use the information available to us to create theories to be tested.  In the breed matrix, we are able to see how one breed of Zed horse can be bred with another breed and their resulting offspring. Genesis breed horses are original to the game and cannot be created, but do produce legendary breed offspring.  A legendary breed can mate with a genesis or legendary horse to produce an exclusive breed, and so on.  

Big E, Little e

My theory is, that there is a negative return on breed type  for performance after elite.  Elite racers will be the best performers on track in the game, but will not produce the same quality of offspring as exclusive horses.  The exclusive breed horses provide us the necessary details.  When an exclusive mare breeds with a genesis stallion, they produce an exclusive breed.  Exclusive stallions do not have this same luxury, which gives the mares an additional benefit in creating inbred family trees.  If mares control 65% of performance genetics,  this makes exclusive mares all the more valuable.  


When breeding across bloodlines, we have to remember that each bloodline has unique traits, and those traits may be lost when breeding a Nakamoto with a Finney.  The resulting offspring would have a high likelihood of losing the unique Nakamoto traits. Even though I think there will be negative returns on breeds after elite, it does seem purposeful to name a breed a “cross” breed.  In the future, I think it will be valuable to breed the two best elites of separate bloodlines.  Only time will tell.

Wrap It Up

Zed Run will always be a game of discovery, and it will take the community collaborating to breed the champions of tomorrow.  We know that exclusive mares are able to breed back into genesis horses and maintain exclusive breed.  All information is valuable when we have so little, and this recursive breeding deserves exploration. 

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2 thoughts on “Keeping It Exclusive

  1. Most insightful article because it shows how powerful the exclusive breed type is with using females to breed back into the exclusive breed type

    1. Agree. Glad he pointed that out. I looked at that sheet so many times and never realized that.

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