Linebreeding

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  1. doublelranch

    doublelranch Senior Member

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    Came across this mare for sale. Let's just say she is very cheap, bucks, and is missing a lot in the conformation department. I don't recognize any horses on her papers, and I am just stumped as to why someone would linebreed for this outcome.

    I understand linebreeding has its purpose, but is this breeding too close? Are brother/sister breedings acceptable or sought after? 20180915_124233.jpg
     
  2. emali06

    emali06 Senior Member

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    That is not line breeding. Its straight up inbreeding. Way too close for my preference.

    Some lines of horses are commonly line bred (Hancock/Blue Valentine for example) to strengthen certain traits. However it also can make bad traits common as well. Line breed is when it works, inbreeding is when it doesn't work ;) Most often they cross father to daughter, grand sire to grand daughter, etc etc. Full siblings is just laziness IMO
     
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  3. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

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    Foundation breeding? Are they pretty coloured? The only reason I can think of is is because there trying to breed foundation horses and possible want a certain colour, too.

    Phara Farms really closely linebred their Arabians. Lovely horses. It seemed to work for them. They did it to preserve a certain line and preserve the type of that/those horses.
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  4. doublelranch

    doublelranch Senior Member

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    Way too close for me too, but it seems perfectly fine for AQHA to give registration.

    Just a plain sorrel. I haven't tried to look for foundation lines. Poco is the only name I recognize for old lines. I'm not well versed in the percentages of foundation breeding. Beautiful Arabs though! They obviously had a goal, purpose and success!
     
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  5. CJ

    CJ Senior Member

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    Maybe it was an oops-baby somebody thought would be more "valuable" with papers.
    Poor horse, inbred and lousy conformation... and the names behind it when put into the spinart that is my brain quickly spit out a name combination of "Cra.ppo Dink" :X3:
     
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    peg4x4 Senior Member

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    Case of "I didn't think he/she was old enough!" That's how I got my filly Jessy. Put a 4 year old mare in with yearling colts! NO,owner,not me!!! Owner gave her to me because she "Was so ugly and she's kin to everything on the place!" Dam's name was "Magic Paula" Years years ago -- I was 20ish
     
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    doublelranch Senior Member

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    I never thought of an oops baby! I really hope that's what happened.

    I looked up some horses on her pedigree. Leonard Milligan was 1980 AQHA Horse of the Year. I guess she's got that going for her...twice.
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Don't see any reasons for this, probably an accident?
     
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    equinitis Senior Member

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    What's that saying? If it works it is line breeding and if it doesn't, it is in breeding.

    I suspect this was an opps myself as I see no real reason to have done this on purpose. You never now though.
     
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    lucky_pine Senior Member

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    I agree, this looks like an oops they registered for who knows what reason.
     
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