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Old 07-27-03, 07:07 PM   #33 (permalink)
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ColonelSB, I have to disagree:

Looks at the B.c.i & B.c. complex how huch inbreeding and cross breeding has gone on in the last decade. Once the genetic waters are dirty they can never been clean again! No matter how much outcrossing you do!

Inbreeding has abolutely NOTHING to do with genetic water being "muddied" or outcrossed. In fact, if you want to keep an animal the most pure, inbreeding is your only option. I just want to make sure you are not thowing terms out there just to prove a point. Inbreeding keeps all the alleles and their frequencies in check. Whether that's a good/bad thing is another argument. But inbreeding DOES NOT, I repeat, DOES NOT dirty genetic "water".
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