Articles | Volume 59, issue 2
Arch. Anim. Breed., 59, 309–317, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-59-309-2016
Arch. Anim. Breed., 59, 309–317, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-59-309-2016

Original study 28 Jun 2016

Original study | 28 Jun 2016

Ratings of equine conformation – new insights provided by shape analysis using the example of Lipizzan stallions

Thomas Druml et al.

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We analyzed the relationship between visual ratings of equine conformation and the underlying morphological horse shapes. The rater agreement of eight professional classifiers ranged from 0.30 to 0.55 (correlation). We present a methodological approach, where we associate the individual scores with the horse shapes derived from images, So we can test if the ratings correspond with the observed shape variation. In 58 % of the ratings no association between scores and the phenotypes was found.