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Table 3 Effective population size (Ne) for composite breeds and Ne for their ancestor breeds reported in the literature

From: Genetic diversity of a New Zealand multi-breed sheep population and composite breeds’ history revealed by a high-density SNP chip

Composite breed (Ne) Ancestor breeds Ne
Lamb Supreme (380) Poll-Dorset 318a
Wiltshire 100a
Romney 405a
Dorset 134a
Coopworth 98b
Texel 282a
Primera (974) Suffolk 569a
Poll-Dorset 318a
Dorper 264a
Hampshire -
Dorset 134a
Dual-Purpose (125) Texel 282a
Lamb Supreme 380c
Romney 405a
Perendale 109b
Finn 795a
Coopworth 98b
Poll-Dorset 318a
East Friesian 186a
  1. aKijas et al. [23]; bVincent Prieur, AgroParisTech and AgResearch, Master dissertation; ccurrent study