THE GENETICS AND NAMING OF THE LINES – as they are today.
In March 2016 at the #OSBPigGroup Bloodline and Breed Conformation workshop, Mr Sheppy discussed the naming of the bloodlines of which we now recognise today and his frustration in that the bearing shows no exact correlation to the breeding. His explanation, that the dam to daughter and sire to son naming is a genetic flaw in that it does not show any degree of relationship to the name founder as this only indicates where the family originated in the now. He gave the following example (take your time when reading): A sow called Somefarm Sybil 10th is by a boar Otherfarm Alistair 2nd and out of Somefarm Sybil. Otherfarm Alistair 2nd is out of Otherfarm Alice 12th and by Otherfarm Alistair. Somefarm Sybil is by Yetanotherfarm Alexander who is out of an Alice. Therefore,…
THAT MEANS SOMEFARM SYBIL 10TH IS GENETICALLY AN ALICE!
Adam Short of Cloud-Lines shared with us the explanation of breeding and the difference of kinship and mean kinship. Adam is very proficient in animal genetics and runs Cloud-Lines.
Cloud-Lines system makes tools such as Stud-Advisor and Kinship checks available to breeders, giving their members more access than ever before to breeding data, and ensuring everyone can participate in maintaining a healthy and sustainable breeding population. With the help of Cloud-Lines, and a lot of hardwork with the Charitys #OSBPG Register was launched. This system is available to help you run a thorough co-efficient, compatible and pedigree breeding search. Visit our website for more information.
Footnote: All information was directly given to Kim Brook by Mr Sheppy. This information was also shared at a talk Mr Sheppy attended by invitation of the #OSBPigGroup in March 2016. Therefore subject to copyright to the #osbpiggroup Permission will be granted if asked as long as credit is given to the OSBPG.
Photo: at source. Mr Jeff and Mrs Briony Wild dedicated breeders of the Sybil bloodline. They started breeding and keeping the sybil line in 1988 three years after the first herdbook was published by Andrew Sheppy. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Mr & Mrs Wild back in February 2017. Now retired