Category: Pedigrees

Information about pedigrees and the information displayed on them.

Species purity

Species purity You might have noticed in the genetic statistics tab, we recently added a line about species purity. in this article we will be elaborating on the reason behind this line. History Between the years 2010 and 2015, a few breeders in Germany have been able to import Somali hedgehogs. This is a species living in Somalia and Ethiopia, overlapping the natural habitat of African Pygmy Hedgehogs. The breeders have tried to breed them […]

Herd name & initials

Herd name & initials In most registries around the world, initials are used to identify the breeder and the owner of an animal. There are a few registries still using solely the herd name for this, but most have stepped towards using initials. When you start breeding, having a herd name is important to be recognizable. It’s a way of identifying your goals, your breeding practise and yourself as a breeder. And while this is […]

PC, ECG, COI and AVK

If you look at the pedigree page of an animal you’ll see a tab with statistics. These are genetic statistics like the genetic code, the COI, AVK, ECG and PC. If you’re unknown with these term, it might be hard to figure out what it means exactly. Genetic code The genetic code is a series of color mutations translated into simple codes that all aligned, describe the color of the animal and which genes it […]

Importance of a pedigree

Importance of a pedigree If you are a breeder, you might not fully understand the importance of a good pedigree and tracking your lineage. To most people, it seems like just a piece of paper with a few names and that’s it. But there’s a lot more going on behind that piece of paper and we are more than glad to explain the do’s and don’ts of having a pedigree and tracking your lineage. Because […]