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RE: from what Dan told me....Troy and Gregg

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Posted by: FR at Wed Aug 14 12:16:57 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

I am sticking my neck out, but with this area, statistics, is the key word. Your looking at predicted percentages. statistically speaking, etc.

The problem is, those percentages are over numbers. in the case of hogs, high numbers. The percentages normally start at 100, that is 25%, 44%, 50%,etc of 100. Just to achieve normal statistics. Not lucky or unlucky.

Lucky would be seeing predicted numbers or better in one clutch.

Unlucky would be the opposite, not seeing the predicted percentage or any, in one clutch or over many clutches. yet both are statistically correct.

So comparing different percentages may not be of value. not in small numbers. Which was your question.

In my experience, there's more to it. Having bred individual snakes for their lifetime, there seemed to be something unusual.

When I produced albino kings, I did work with hets. Some het females consistently beat the odds, in each clutch and in all clutches over her lifetime and other het females did not meet the predicted amount in any clutch over a lifetime. And of course a couple females that consistently produced the predicted percentage. How or why this occurred, I cannot say, but it did occur. Lump all the females together and it was as predicted. But individually, it was not.

Anyway, Troys right, prove it out and theres no worries. Don't and you have something to worry about. Cheers


   

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