Breeding theories

Below you will find several articles and interviews explaining various breeding theories and philosophies.

  • The x-factor theory

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    The x-factor theory is one of the most disputed theories in breeding circles. Some swear by it while others swear it off. This article briefly outlines the theory as proposed by Marianna Haun, several criticisms and looks at what science in fact can tell us.

  • Inbreeding and outcrossing

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    This article is only meant to give a brief overview of inbreeding: what it is, how it is done and pros and cons. Outcrosses seen in relation to inbreeding, is also briefly discussed.

  • Breed the best to the best

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    More of a saying than a theory, the concept of "breed the best to the best and hope for the best" has a lot of validity despite its simplicity.

  • Definitions

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    The article explains the terms commonly used in breeding theory and discussions of breeding