Having gone over confidence levels, it’s time to apply that and step through some maths!
Let’s now calculate confidence levels and the required number of test matings to be statistically confident that a tested animal is not a carrier of a recessive allele.
Everything below assumes that the tested animal is a sire, that there is one offspring from one mating, and that all mates (dams) are of the same type for the allele of interest. That is, they are either all known carriers, or are all daughters of the tested sire, or are all randomly selected from the same population. more »