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Re: Arguments against mixing
It seems as if Doug and Bill have good points about inbreeding. But I feel
as if we need to
distill this down a bit. From what I have read over the years, inbreeding is
the cause of loss of vigor of any population, but I wonder if it is wise for
us to mix the
same species from two distinct populations, i.e.. locations.
If I brought in a pair of AUS that has been in the hobby for years, and bred
with a pair of AUS from "Hjerreseni", I feel I would have lost the pure
makeup of "Hjerreseni" with no viable way to recover it. It is still AUS as
but it brings a mix of genes from who knows where, gold, orange, etc. and to
my mind, muddles a real population.
I don't know that I am expressing this very well but I hope this discussion
continues to play out.
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