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My mother would take exception to your comment. :0)
Asli E. says
"I can't think of any case where that would be acceptable. "
In American society, that's true enough. Incest is a major taboo.
But historically around the planet, monarchs often considered ONLY children sired on their sisters to be "truly royal".
I have to ask what studies you could introduce that prove those positive traits would be prevalent over the negative traits that have been researched and proven to be doubled even in line breeding, and how a degree in genetics could change that?
You have misunderstood my post. Please re-read. I never said negative traits can't appear, and in fact said they could. Too much inbreeding does cause this. An occasional inbreeding should not. Also, I never said anything about a degree. Re-read.
When you state that good breeders can line breed because they look at the genetic line, you are implying that this is OK when studies totally disagree. I wonder what genetic studies they would do to prove this ideology and why you condone it
Bowling is known as a preeminent geneticist. She has studied genetics in depth in my favorite breed - the Shetland Sheepdog. She explains the pros and cons to inbreeding and line breeding.
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