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post #1 of 8 Old 03-27-2007, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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ok got a really stupid breed question

ok this is some thing that i never understood about breeding but a friend of my friend was boasting about how her qh was a double registerd doc bar ...if that's the case isn't that uuummmmm in breeding?
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-28-2007, 05:56 AM
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Hee!Hee! Hee!Hee! a little sick I know but from what I gather it happens alot!!!!!! The sire of my Qh was bred agains't one of his daughters. All in the pursuit of the perfect horse.
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post #3 of 8 Old 03-28-2007, 04:18 PM
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Doesn't in breeding cause deformities etc.... Or am I just being naive?
Isn't there laws in studbook rules about such things?
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-28-2007, 04:44 PM
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I believe so to first question but I think the rules vary from group to group. I only found out that info about Chinita's Sire because its posted under his progeny on net in QH society. He sired a mare called Poco Royal Jewel and then was bred agains't her to produce Miss Poco Pine. I think a fair bit of inbreeding goes on when a stud is trying to isolate certain desirable traits...but I hope they police it enough to not cause inbreeding! Bit Gross!
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post #5 of 8 Old 03-28-2007, 04:48 PM
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I know thats what I thought too.
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-28-2007, 04:55 PM
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no. that means that the mom's dad was doc bar and the dad's dad is doc bar that is very good to have a double breed doc bar horse i have one she is awesome i also have a double breed poco bueno horse. it is not inbreeding at all though it may seem like it. if it was AQHAwould not reconise it.
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-28-2007, 09:04 PM
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In-breeding is sometimes necessary amoungst certain limited breeds.
When you buy or breed a horse, often the owner will tell you the percent of line-breeding. Generally, there is often a low percentage for breeds such as friesians, cleveland bays, ect. The breeders want to maintain purebreds, and with horses being limited, line-breeding is often necessary. Fortuntely, an inbred percentage is normally under 5% for these types of horses.

However, I don't believe in line-breeding for popular breeds. I think it's quite silly to produce an in-bred horse when there is a large number of broods or studs to choose from - such as QH's. I think that it's counter productive. If you are breeding for the perfect horse, I think intelligence should be a factor as well. But of course, not all in-bred horses show in-bred characteristics.
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-29-2007, 05:35 AM
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Hey Spoiledrottenpenner, does that explain the common prefix? eg..aqha in New Zealand has a lot stallions with Doc and Poco prefix names?
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