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Can you breed a son back to the mother

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Can you breed a son back to his mother?

Optional Information: Age: <1; Male; Breed: siberian husky
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What can you breed back into the same bloodline that without being inbred?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 9 years ago.
Why would you want to?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Tammy Falkner's Post: We have siberian huskies. Was wondering if you breed a son back to his mother?
Expert:  NancyH replied 9 years ago.
All breeding back to the same blood line is inbreeding to some extent or another. Mother son or father daughter or breeding siblings is the closest form of inbreeding but some breeders line breed which is using uncle to neice or grandfather to granddaughter etc
The purpose of in or linebreeding is to fix specific good qualities in the line without fixing any bad qualities if one can help it. "Fixing" means lining up the genes so any offspring will be very likely to have the hoped for good traits.
If you only outcross you lose the ability to predict well how the pups will turn out. If you only inbreed you lose viability of puppies and you tend to find lethal recessives or detrimental genes that may be hiding in the genetic code within that line.
So if mother and son have all outstanding characteristics and you want to produce pups with the same and you are fairly sure there are not any lethal genes lurking you might inbreed.
You can read on the topic here
http://www.sloughi-international.com/linebreeding.htm
and here
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/inbreeding.htm
Hope this helps you!

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