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How many chromosomes do you think the ponies have?


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We, as humans, have 23 chromosomes.

Horses have 32 chromosomes, and wild horses have 33. However, the ponies have a human sentience so that might have have a impact on their chromosome count.

There's also the debate whether Ponyville ponies are wild or domestic. 

 

 

 

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It also depends on what species they are. (And I would think that they're domestic)

Earth Ponies? Probably 34 or 35, needing extra chromosomes for more flexible appendages and being able to talk.

Pegasi? 36 or 37, talking, wings, being able to fly...

Unicorns? 37 or 38, talking, horn, and the magic abilities I would think take up two chromosomes... I would think...

Alicorns? 39 or 40, talking, wings, horn, flying, magic

 

This is all based on them being domestic...

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Ponies can still be entirely different species from real life horses and ponies, so I wouldn't be quite sure of that number yet. Who knows? We can't tell from the information we're given at the moment, especially since there are a greater amount of possible phenotypes for our little ponies.

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Well, i haven't actually taken biology yet for highschool, don't take it till next semester ;p. 

 

but my assumption would be near the number of regular ponies and horses, since thats the only thing we have to go off as far as their species.

 

And people like Lauren faust have said that they are like real life ponies a bunch of times(Possibly for no reason other then to troll) regardless i think that means that they either have the same or more as normal ponies IRL. 

 

as far as whether their wild, i'm not sure. I mean i don't know if they could be considered domestic considering the fact there are no other beings to tame them, so i'd personally be inclined to say they're wild.

 

As far as exact chromosomes, i dunno, besides that information i don't posses the knowledge to give much of a guess based on other aspects they have other ponies don't. Since again i haven't even taken highschool biology ;p.

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needing extra chromosomes for more flexible appendages
 The number of chromosomes does not actually have any effect on the complexity of a creature. For example, I believe potatoes have 48 chromosomes. Do you mean to tell me that an alicorn is only 5/6ths as complex as a potato? Honestly it's most likely 23 because of the interspecial sex present in most clopfics.
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By the way they look, I'd say 736.

They are quite... random, and there are chances of sudden animation mistakes in their bodies.

 

Also, Pegasus and Unicorns may have more.

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Trying to figure out the chromosome count of a potentially different species than the run-of-the-mill Earth wild/domestic horse is a fruitless gesture.

 

Think of it this way: chromosome count has nothing to do with the complexity of the organism. We, as humans, have 23 pairs of chromosomes. A common houseplant can have over 200 pairs. Does that mean that the houseplant is more sophisticated than we are by almost a factor of 10? Not at all. It just means the chromosome pair number is totally arbitrary.

 

Therefore, FiM ponies could have any number of chromosome pairs greater than 1. It takes actual hard science to determine the number of pairs - to isolate the pairs during metaphase of cell division (Don't quote me on that!).

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For that matter, how many chromosomes do the nonponies like dragons and the griffons have, both of which are fictionally based creatures. Because let's face it if the original ship escalated into this somehow:

 

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I would actually like to see how that might play out, regardless if their potential offspring was some mutated monstrosity.

 

Also I'm going to assume that since ponies, as well as dragons like Spike, are capable of dramatic physical and biological changes, its not unreasonable to assume that Celestia and Luna or even the unicorns or zebras or some other race, have devised methods to make otherwise normally infertile and unbreedable pairs capable of giving birth to offspring, perhaps via chromosome modification.

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I think they would have 23. EG showed that ponies are just humans in an alternate dimension Which would make us pretty similar.

 

The movies not canon though. So you can not really use that as an answer because its not actually a part of the shows universe. 

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Well, having devoted a lot of my school studies to genetics when I could, based on the fact that they're composed of color and ink rather than flesh and blood, I'd say 0. Depending on the kind of ink they use. If it's plant-based ink, then it could be greater than 0.

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