Can a mutt ever have a purebred descendent?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Roosterboy, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Roosterboy

    Roosterboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This question has come up over and over again. I know it probably can't technically be purebred again and that the outcome would be through selective breeding on a large scale but would it be considered to be purebred. Of course i mean over many generations.

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  2. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
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    I would say yes. I'm not sure how many generations you'd have to go. I have LaMancha who has an Oberhasli in his family tree, but he's a registered LaMancha. There are a number of folks who claim to have re-established extinct breeds of chicken through selective breedings.
     
  3. onthespot

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    If you cross enough generations and the offspring breed true to the standard of perfection of the APA, then as far as they are concerned, it is a purebred.
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Standard rule of thumb is 6 generations.

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  5. onthespot

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    I'd say it takes as long as it takes. That would vary from breeder to breeder and what stock is available to cross, and the skill of the breeder... Some couldn't breed out a trait in fifty gens. Some can do quite a lot in four.
     
  6. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2008
    hey onthespot I grew up in your hometown.
     
  7. onthespot

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    Riverside, or Norco? LOL i live in Riverside, but my Norco type animals are in Norco!
     

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