This presentation will open out your world. We often focus too closely on what other breeders do when breeding budgerigars, but there is so much else to consider, learn and reflect on from other animal breeding populations. This session reviews breeding methods and genetic management methods used in animals. We cover all situations ranging from commercial livestock production right through to the genetic management if endangered populations. Want to inbreed or do you want to avoid it? There’s lots to reflect on here and apply to your breeding practices.
What Will You Learn?
- The difference between inbreeding and linebreeding and how close you should consider pairing your birds.
- How commercial animal breeding companies can create consistent breeds and maintain high production levels.
- Why you should get your outcrosses, but also how to use them wisely and maximise the long term benefit.
- What approaches are taken to preserving endangered breeds or species and what can be applied to breeding rare varieties of budgerigars.
What have we learned?