Genetic progress forward

Ci dessous la famille des clones de Cryozootech au grand complet.
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Pieraz first pregnant mare

Mr Christian GENIEYS ( Vialaret breeding, a stud-farm recognized by the equestrian endurance world thanks to horses regularly present at national and international championships) is the fortunate owner of DZIUPLA : this bay Arab mare, of Polish lineage, is today 20 days pregnant.

CRYOZOOTECH presents the clone of GRANDE DAME

A new achievement for Cryozootech, a wonderful filly was born 4 months ago and is now raised in USA. It is the clone of the outstanding mare Grande Dame with a record of more than 60 prices in CSIO, CSIW or GPW competitions.

Grande Dame Cryozootech in the Texan winter

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A  new foal in CRYOZOOTECH's stables: the clone of the famous GRANDE DAME.

Grande Dame Jan Tops Cryozootechgrande dame Cryozootech Judy Ann Melchior GRANDE DAME's achievements are exceptional: more than 60 prices in international Jumping competitions (CSIO, CSIW or grand Prix W.)  and many more in  Grand Prix.

(click here to see Grande Dame's records)

When ridden  by JAN TOPS, she won  8 first price, 2 second price, 9 third  and 10 fouth prices between  2000 et 2005. Then ridden by JUDY ANN MELCHIOR, she won 4 second prices et 5 fourth prices in these high level competitions between 2006 et 2008.

She is raised near  Dallas (Texas). The final destination of this wonderful filly nis not yet deternmined.

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Birth of CHELLANO Z (CL)

CRYOZOOTECH is proud to announce the birth on July 25th of the clone of CHELLANO Z produced at the request of Mr MELCHIOR, owner of ZANGERSHEIDE stud farm.

Chellano, le modèle
CHELLANO Z was the top stallion of ZANGERSHEIDE stud farm when he died prematurely two years ago at the age of eleven.

His offspring was just reaching high competition with remarkable success. CHELLANO Z had already a few sons approved as stallion. CALVADOS Z, the world champion of 5 years old, is one of them.
The pedigree of CHELLANO Z is outstanding. His sire, CONTENDER, (Calypso II – Ramiro Z ) is one of the top 20 of the world stallions whereas his dam Fayence (Holstein 6879 blood-line) is the full sister of Corrado I, the champion known for his success in jumping with Frank Slootack and for his remarkable production as a stallion.

This birth illustrates once again the contribution that the cloning technology can bring to the breeding industry: to restore the breeding capacity of animals which did not produce as many offspring as they should, because of castration, subfertility or premature death.

Usually great stallions become a celebrity at the age of 12-13 years and then they start their second career as a confirmed top stallion. Chellano Z was just at this stage when he died.

An insurance could have paid for the financial loss due to his death, but could not compensate the genetic loss for the breeders.

Mister MELCHIOR receives a deserved reward for his personal trust and his permanent support to Cryozootech since the beginning of our project.

Chellano clone standing

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Cryozootech and the Chapot family are proud to announce the birth of the clone of Gem Twist, the American jumping unequaled champion

the clone of Gem TwistCRYOZOOTECH and the Chapot family announce the birth of the clone of Gem Twist, the grey thoroughbred gelding three times awarded “Horse of the Year”, double silver medal at Seoul Olympic games,  “world Best Horse” at the 1990 World Equestrian Games. This foal will bring to the breeding industry the blood of thoroughbred show jumpers, a very demanded type of stallion.

Gem Twiqt at SEOULIn 2006, Eric Palmer, founder of CRYOZOOTECH was looking for exceptionnal champion horses for his cloning project when he learned that Gem was still alive. The horse was exactly what he was looking for: an outstanding horse but without progeny because of early castration, the best candidate for cloning. He contacted Frank and Mary Chapot who immediatly approved the project of making a clone of this outstanding thoroughbred champion. Two years later arrives the clone Gem Twist who will certainly not be castrated.

Breeders are looking for thoroughbred stallions to bring more blood in their genetic pool, but they have very little choice of thoroughbred jumping performers. There are very few of them competing at a high level and almost all of them are geldings. Cryozootech brings a new tool for modern breeding with this innovative approach.

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CRYOZOOTECH announces the birth of the clone of Calvaro 5,the jumping champion of the Swiss rider, Villi Melliger

CRYOZOOTECH announces the birth of the clone of  Calvaro 5 , Villi Melliger’s famous grey gelding, deceased in 2003. CRYOZOOTECH  bought a skin biopsy and the right to clone from Villi Melliger and has started to sell shares of the future stallion for co-ownership since 2004. To date, CRYOZOOTECH has sold 25% of the shares to investors and still owns 75% of the foal called CALVARO-CRYOZOOTECH-STALLION.

The production took 5 years: In the first year, embryos were obtained but no pregnancy could be obtained. In 2005, a first pregnancy was initiated. A foal was born prematurely in 2006, but did not survive. New cloning attempts were performed in 2007 and resulted in the present healthy foal born at the beginning of August.

This long process illustrates the steps towards a production which is still far from a routine technique. In contrast, however, horse breeders who will use CALVARO-CRYOZOOTECH-STALLION will be sure of the genetics they use, because CALVARO-CRYOZOOTECH-STALLION is 100% genetically identical to the original, whose performance was outstanding.

ROMULUS 17 clone of ROMULUS 16

Congratulation to Julia Harrison Lee the owner of this wonderful foal, clone of ROMULUS 16.

ROMULUS 16 (KWPN by Armstrong X Warina )was ridden by Charles Damian for the UK team in the years 1998-2004. He was pre-selected for the Olympic games of SYDNEY but did not participate . Then he was sold to his present owner, Julia Harrison Lee who rode him with success in  Amateur classes.

ROMULUS 16, the model           and ROMULUS 17 the clone
with Charles Damian                with Julia Harrison Lee