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Thursday

Whoa...who would have thought?



Last year, it was all about DNA in this family.  
Remember this post about Ranger and Wisdom Panel?








Ranger snorkeling in his pool, as he is part lab.
Doesn't your dog snorkel?
no?
oh...


Then I went ahead and did the Wisdom panel thing for humans,

(called "Ancestry DNA" actually)

  I didn't write about the outcome, but really...

Like we couldn't tell I was 96% Eastern European just by looking at old family photos.

So there wasn't anything new there.

My female people have always been obsessed about good horse hay.
Haven't yours?
No?
oh...



The fun thing is,

They said I'm more Eastern European 
than 
Eastern Europeans living IN Eastern Europe!

As Mr. Foresterman said,

"Your people didn't get around much, did they"

?

!


It was fun taking this test,

because my oldest sister also took it.

Her results were 98% Eastern European.

I was just glad that we had the same parents!

?

!


Anyhow, we both shared 2% of a United Kingdom background.


SO

What was my leftover 2%?


A'la natural Varangian woman in her natural habitat


I am 2% Scandinavian!  

Which makes sense. 

I was extremely glad/grateful/relieved to find out 
this is where my naturally blonde hair comes from, 
since my siblings are brunettes...

So there can be some weird genetics that pop up
just like me!

Wait, 
that didn't sound right...

Oh, pfft- you know what I'm talking about!



So you can imagine I was pretty stoked when I found out Texas A & M University's Dr. E. Gus Cothran, a clinical Professor of the Dept. Of Veterinary Integrative Bio Sciences,  was offering DNA Ancestral tests for equines.

Dr. E. Gus Cothran not only has a vast background in studying Genetics as a whole, but his lab has one of the world's largest databases of Equine genetics. 

He also has received genetic data in the last couple of decades from the BLM, in order to maintain healthy viable genetic Mustang herds in North America.

Who has a Mustang? Well, as you know, I do.







So last year I contacted the lab and had Frostig tested.

And I got the results back this week!


What is his DNA background?

Well, he isn't Eastern European or a Lab...


;)





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More reading for you to enjoy until I post again!











12 comments:

  1. Oh that is such a tease! I find the subject of genetic testing fascinating, who knows... maybe I'll get brave one of these days.

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  2. WHAT IS HE???????????????????
    Please, God, grant me patience & DO IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. How could you leave me hanging like that?

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  4. Weird how we somehow need to know even our horse's family tree. Does it change how we feel about them? Apparently it does. I paid the bucks for my horses with European bloodlines that are documented back many generations. Why? So I can say my horse is a so and so. A weird human need to know the roots of us. Are we different the day after we discover our beginning? I have decided, yes.

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  5. I've heard the Equine tested aren't very good, specially mustangs but will be interesting to see what they say. I've been tempted to get my pony checked. I've been told she looks Quarter horsey and Morgan and someone even said welsh...so I dunno she just a cute fuzzy pony with the cutest ears ever to me :)

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  6. Wow cliff hanger already. You writers really know how to keep us coming back. Good job. I LOVE that"Your people" are so diversified and fun. Also happy news about your sister that always eases the mind. Well I had more to say but I forgot because I am busy doing my own research about who I am.....Yeah right I will let you do that fun stuff, I love a little mystery:). Hug B

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  7. Oh, way to handle suspense. I'm trying to turn the page ... but there's nothing there. Okay, okay, I'll have to check back for Do Not Ascertain Frostig. (Sorry, I was trying to fit in the DNA acronym and had to stretch off the top of my head!)

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  8. Nice to know you are who thought you were:)

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  9. There ya go leaving us hanging again!
    My sister sent away for her DNA and I am really interested to find out the results.

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  10. totally not fair!

    I'm dying to know what he was.

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