What is miss dees genetic page? is it the same as using adga?
As far as what percentage, it really depends on what lines you are working with and your short and long term goals. If you are unsure I suggest asking someone who has experience line breeding on the lines you are working with.
I don't know that there is a magic number as far as percents or now. We are trying to tighten up some of our ND lines so I'm line breeding more this year. We'll just see how that all works out in the Spring.
Yeah, and I couldn't figure out why Vicki wasn't telling these people good things about Full Monty since she has one of his sons. I went on to explain to her how much we liked our Monty kids and how all of them in our herd earned their dry legs and went BIS, etc.
I guess it goes to show that the initials FM can stand for 2 very different bucks! We had a good laugh. :lol
You said "inbreeding" , and best that I recall anything over 49% is considered inbreeding.......under that can be called line breeding.
Inbreeding has always been described to me as a 2 edged sword........the faults in them can be doubled with this breeding method......improvements can be made also,but you can make improvements in a herd by just breeding a good quality buck to a good quality doe.......so I can't see taking the chance in inviting some skelitons out of the closet when the kids hits the ground.
I always look at it this way.... I need to know the faults of the animals I am breeding, even more than I do the strengths... becuase more likely than not, the faults will show up more than the strengths!
Btw......an old timer that used to live around here always went at breeding this way...If he ever did inbreed, he would almost always go father to daughter.....the offspring of this would be completely outbred for the next 2 generations........His saying was in once and out twice. He was a pretty smart old man, but I never tried this route myself.
I prefer linebreeding myself but on the website it says percentage of inbreeding. That's why I posed it that way in my question. I also have always looked at the goats. This year I did a very tight line breeding and wondered if any of you have used the genetics site percentages as any kind of guideline and just what everyones general opinion is on this subject. I know linebreeding has been discussed before but I find the numbers interesting.
Has anyone heard of writing out the bloodline of both sire and doe and then drawing lines on the paper to make patterns or something weird like that? Someone once a long time ago told me something to that affect but I didn't understand. Shannon
My Twilight is a Dawn daughter bred to a Dawn son. Dawn bred to Winn...Dawn bred to GE...she is outstanding, waiting on udder in April
My philosophy in helping new people understand things like this is simple. If you have to ask you shouldn't do it (you don't understand your bloodines well enough yet). If you won't butcher a doeling or put a kid down at birth you shouldn't do it (because you concentrate the bad right along with the good). Vicki