Too successfully breed a strain of guppies’ long-term one must first set attainable goals. After aesthetic value, manipulating a small snapshot of genetics, consisting of fixed strains, has always been my primary interest in breeding guppies. It is often accomplished by an intense quest into understanding Population Genetics in conjunction with a study of Color.
Linebreeding takes time, research, commitment, and a willingness to cull ruthlessly. No breeding strategy fits all situations. Each can be selected for certain goals and production systems. As a dedicated guppy breeder you should pick a technique to fit your own beliefs and goals.
Paternal linebreeding will result in uniform offspring when combined with a commitment to adopt it as a long-term strategy to create healthy, consistent, predictable bloodlines. Careful selection of foundation stock geared towards your goals will determine the quality of results. Concentrating the degree of relationship among your males and females will influence the degree of uniformity in the offspring.
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