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27 – Front Feet Claw Set

Front Feet Claw Set (FC) EBVs are estimates of genetic differences between animals in front feet claw set structure.

Front Feet Claw Set EBVs are calculated from a subjective assessment of front feet claw set (shape and evenness of claws) by an accredited assessor when animals are less than 750 days of age and are expressed in percentage units.

Higher Front Feet Claw Set EBVs indicate an animal is expected to produce a higher percentage of progeny with desirable front feet claw structure.

Low Front Feet Claw Set EBVs are published with an additional flag of either “OD”, indicating increased probability of progeny with open divergent claws, or “SC”, indicating increased probability of progeny with scissor claws.
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