Wife to the Greatest Husband Ever, Mother of Three Awesome Daughters, Mother-in-Law to Two Amazing Sons-in-Law, The Most Precious Grandson and Granddaughter Ever, Rancher/"Zoo-Keeper" of Hereford Cattle, Angora Goats, Remuda of Horses, Two Border Collies, One Mini-Aussie, A Duke's Mixture of Chickens, Seven Ducks (Rouen), and One Sweet Mini-Jersey named Katy Kow!
Last Edit: Nov 8, 2018 14:43:41 GMT -5 by jerseyrose
Julie wife, mom to 3 wonderful ( now adult) kids :-)
Currently Cow-less for the first time in 11 years RIP-- Rose-Jersey RIP-- Abby - Jersey Rosie-- Jersey past family cow Lily -- Angus / Jersey past family cow 2 appaloosas- Candy, Sierra 2 dogs--Tess, Sunny a herd of 22 Boer goats a variety of chickens 3500+ pigs in our care at any given time. 1 house/outside cat-Shane
mommasquilts Lottie is 3/4 mini galloway, 1/8 friesian and 1/8 dairy shorthorn. I'm ashamed to say that Phil is her dad and grandad, a time when I was distracted by other things,
Don't worry about it - that's just linebreeding. Plenty of it gets done on purpose and it's how most breeds get started. Humans are squeamy about it because we're actually all already crazy related, but in most species it doesn't matter a bit.
I'm so glad! In that case, since I'm a genetics nerd, you might be interested to know that any 2 random humans on Earth are more genetically similar than any 2 equally random Golden Retrievers. Weird, but it explains why we freak over the thought of inbreeding (and makes a lot of other stuff seem really stupid:) ).
And some species aren't harmed by it at all. If you breed brother/sister mice for 20 generations, you get mice that are all genetically identical - like clones - and that's how they get laboratory strains.
Your cows, Phil could sire another generation and all that would happen is you'd see what recessives he's carrying. Unless he's carrying damaging genes, like dwarfism, the calf would be just fine. That breeding is actually common enough it's named, it's called "test breeding" and used to be very common, it's done less now because we've developed more lab tests, which are cheaper and faster.
otter, that's cool! (I'm a genetics nerd, too.) cosyeskimo, Diana and Lottie are both gorgeous! Rachel
Me, my Hubby, and four Littles one horse - Cappy A burgeoning goat herd 35+ British White and Angus mama cows, and several bulls My milk cows: Faith, Chick and Freckles Heifers coming up - Dolly Dixie RIP
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