Just For Discussion- Line breeding

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by goathiker, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    How's this for a breeding?

    For the set up

    Guinen x Dexter = Franky (50% LaMancha)
    Franky × Dexter = Rover (75% LaMancha)

    Guinen × Zander = Mercedes (50% LaMancha)

    Break down

    Rover = 75% Dexter and 25% Guinen
    Mercedes = 50% Guinen and 50% Zander

    Bred together the kids would inherit

    75% Dexter ÷ 2 = 37.5%
    75% Guinen ÷ 2 = 37.5%
    50% Zander ÷ 2 = 25%

    Kids would be 62% LaMancha - 19% Alpine - 19% Nubian and combine 2 really really nice bucks on a single foundation doe.
    ksalvagno and SalteyLove like this.
  2. Dayna

    Dayna Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Pahoa Hawaii
    Does it work percentage wise? I ask because I inbreed rabbits for meat. And it seems that some things tend to be more inherited than others. Which can be really really good, or bad.

    I LOVE line/inbreeding for a variety of reasons.

  3. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    There would be no chance of long ears of course and the sire's dam influences the udder more than any other player. Which is good in this case, Dexter had a wonderful genetic udder lol.
  4. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    I’ve seen some fantastic line bred does. You know your lines well and what you like - I want to see those kids!
  5. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    You know your lines so I bet you will get great kids!