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Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Goats' started by Georgia Girl, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Jun 14, 2019
    Georgia Girl

    Georgia Girl Overrun with beasties

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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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    B&B Happy goats

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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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  3. Jun 15, 2019
    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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    B&B Happy goats

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    Georgia Girl

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    Thanks for the replies.
     
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