So, my first question is, what exactly is the difference between line breeding and inbreeding? I think that line breeding is mating two slightly related animals where as in breeding is more like daughter to father, etc. Am I correct? With my herd, pretty much all that I've done is outcross. But now that there are some wonderful Nigerians for sale in Oregon (who are slightly related) I'm starting to look into the inbreeding/line breeding idea.. Anyway, so I've been using the online ADGA planned pedigree search. When the goats are related it comes up with a list of the goats they have in common with a percent by it. Example: It says that this particular pairing of goats the kids would be 0.1% inbred, another pairing is 1.07%, and another is 24.15%. What does this mean exactly? How big of a percent is too big with the mating of two animals? I find I'm not completely comfortable in this area (especially in breeding), but I'm running out of un-related animals Thanks so much!