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locale breeding and maintaining genetic diversity


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Posted by troy h on October 17, 2002 at 11:38:13:

In Reply to: Give me your thoughts/rantings/raves/arguments, etc.... posted by leonard on October 17, 2002 at 01:05:37:

i think that you ought to be careful when locale breeding to maintain genetic diversity as much as possible, by breeding wc animals or animals from known separate bloodlines.

a degree or two of inbreeding is probably not a problem (like breeding sibs or breeding an offspring back to a parent) unless of course there are lethals present, but if you line breed multiple generations away from the wild stock, you really loose the genetic diversity . . . and the snakes represent only a fraction of the possible genes present in the wild . . . and are as much a product of selective breeding as any blizzard corn.

troy


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