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Georgia Girl

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Can you bred a doe to a buck if they have the same father but different mothers without causing a genetic problem?
 

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You can breed parent to offspring but not to sibling to sibling, so your answer is yes....
When breeding is done that way, you are stregnthning both the best of the breed traits and the worst, and you won't know which will be dominant in the kids....
So you really need to know what you are breeding for, and what your end goal is.....
for example....
If it's for a milking doe...you would not want to breed a doe with a poor udder with a buck whose dam had a poor udder..
That is the simple version...someone should pop up with a more detailed explanation for you... @OneFineAcre
 

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You are talking half siblings. You can. I've done it before. We got 3 bucklings that were all wethered so I can't tell you if it was good or bad.

I'm planning to breed this doe back to her grandson. This is a more typical example of line breeding.

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