Breeding FAQ

What is breeding in ZED RUN?

Just like the real world, you can breed two (2) racehorses together and produce new offspring.

What is a colt, stallion, filly or mare?

A colt or stallion is a male racehorse. A filly or mare is a female racehorse. A colt or filly means the racehorse has not yet produced any offspring. A stallion or mare means the racehorse has produced at least one offspring.

I own a female racehorse. After breeding, do I get to keep the offspring?

Yes, you will receive the offspring in your stable. The current owner of the colt or the stallion will keep the stud fee.

How many times can I breed my racehorse?

Breeding limits define how many times a male and a female racehorse can breed in total, per month and per year:
Limit Per Month
Limit Per Year
Male (colt, stallion)
Female (filly, mare)

How should I set my breeding price?

As a male racehorse owner, you can determine the breeding price you want to charge. ZED RUN suggests a minimum breeding price to help guide you when setting your own breeding fee. See details for Pricing.

Does breeding require paying gas?

No, breeding is gasless. The Stud Farm is now live on Matic’s Layer 2 solution allowing for gasless breeding and faster transaction speeds.

How do I breed within my own stable of racehorses?

In the future, we plan to introduce private breeding. Until then, the only way to breed with your own racehorses still requires you to place your male or female racehorse in the Stud Farm, set a minimum price, and select the number of days.

How many racehorse characteristics exist?

Every racehorse is born (minted) with unique DNA and a fixed set of characteristics (variable factors):
  • Ability Score
  • Distance Preference
  • Fatigue Factor
At this time, only two of the three characteristics are activated: ability score and distance preference. Fatigue factor will be introduced and activated at a future time. Further variable factors may be introduced later, such as weather preference and surface preference.

What offspring gender will I create?

The gender of each new offspring that is born will be generated at random.

What is a Super Coat?

A Super Coat is where the offspring is born with the same coat colour as both its mother and father. Super Coats represent less than 0.5% (as of June 2021) of the total population and are therefore extremely rare. Click here to learn how to create a Super Coat.

Is there an advantage to owning a Genesis racehorse for breeding?

By owning a Genesis racehorse, you have a natural edge against other non-Genesis racehorses, in that Genesis racehorses are more rare. For example, breeding two Genesis racehorses together will create a Legendary racehorse.

What is the benefit of breeding with a Genesis racehorse?

The benefit is that your offspring will have fewer variables involved in calculating the ability score. Breeders therefore have a higher degree of influence and control over the offspring that is created as compared to breeding bred horses. The algorithm is designed in a way that allows for a racehorse’s ability to overlap with others in Bloodline, Genotype, Breed Type, and Coat Colour, causing a dynamic and exciting breeding experience and resulting in unique racehorses. Breeding non-Genesis racehorses and previously bred racehorses adds another layer of complexity, involving considerations for each racehorse's ancestry to determine a good breeding partner.

I own a racehorse, but it's not a Genesis racehorse. If I choose to breed it, will my offspring inherit the ability from another parent to be a top performer or champion?

Yes, it is highly probable that you can create and breed a champion racehorse by identifying superior racehorses in the Stud Farm. Those who take the time to study the racehorses in the Stud Farm will be rewarded with potential race winners.

Can I reproduce a Genesis racehorse?

No. Genesis racehorses cannot be reproduced. Genesis racehorses are first-generation racehorses and there will only ever be 38,000 of the Genesis breed in the ZED ecosystem.

How many racehorses can I breed at the same time?

As many as you want. For example, if you own more than one racehorse and wish to breed them all, you can. However, there are limitations to which family members you can breed together.

Are there limits to which family members can/cannot breed together? For example, if can two racehorses who are siblings, breed together?

You cannot breed with your brother, sister, parents, or grandparents.

When can I take my racehorse out of the Stud Farm?

Once your racehorse is in the Stud Farm, it cannot be taken out until the breeding period (1, 3, or 7 days) you have chosen is complete.

Are there cool down periods for breeding?

There are no cool-down periods in ZED RUN because we have introduced breeding limits on both the male and female racehorses.

How many racehorses in ZED RUN are offspring which have been created by stable owners?

Approximately 29% of all racehorses in circulation are offspring (as of June 2021).

Can I breed with my new offspring?

A newborn racehorse cannot breed until 28 days after it was born.

Where can I find my racehorse's birthday details?

You can find your racehorse's birthday details in the profile, on the top right-hand corner, just above your wallet address. In the example image below, this area is highlighted in blue for your reference.

When is my racehorse's first birthday?

Your racehorse's first birthday is one month to the day that it was born. For clarity, if your racehorse was born November 6th, then its first birthday would be December 6th. However, there are exceptions to racehorses born on the 31st. For example, if your racehorse was born on January 31st and the following month finishes on February 28th, then its first birthday will be the 28th because that is the last day of the month.

Can I race my new offspring?

Absolutely! Once your offspring is created, all you need to do is name it and then you can enter it in its first Griffin race. To learn more, read about Racing Classes.
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