- Sabeva1, M. Popova2
1Department of Animal Sciences, Agricultural Institute, 9700 Shumen, Bulgaria
2Department of Animal Sciences, Agricultural University, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(Manuscript received 6 June 2019; accepted for publication 26 July 2019)
Abstract. The origin of horses from the East Bulgarian breed, which descent from the other sport breeds stallions used for grading has been investigated. Genealogical structure development was traced by pedigree analyses of 1123 horses, born during the period from 2000 to 2018. The East Bulgarian Horse Association set of statistical data, concerning stallions’ breeding activity and productive life of their progeny were used. Two new lines with founders Hanoverians Da Kapo (GER) and Eistanzer (GER) were set up during the last four generations. Nowadays the line of stallion Da Kapo (GER) has developed in second and third generation after the founder and the line of stallion Eistanzer (GER) – in fourth generation after the founder. A small bulk of genealogical groups with origin traced to stallions Ladykiller, Cottage Son, Cor de la Bryere and Alme Z have developed.