I know we have a few members who have maintained lines for several years
And we all know after a certain point the gene pools just need some vigor
So letís discuss what one would look for when considering adding new blood to an existing line
Iíd love to hear from some of the season veterans we have
If I needed to add new blood I just keep sub families of my origanol line. If I see them slipping I would breed the sub line into my main line and this will refresh them. I've tried adding new blood from unrelated lines and it's a hit and miss. If I were to outcross I would look for a proven line that has the same characteristics then breed back in if they niche then test each generation to make sure it breeds true. Of course it's all trial and error and takes time. One way to maintain the integrity of a line is to have a partner who will keep the same family from you that you can trust to keep them bred to a high standard that you can share and swap with every few years. You can keep them going a long time with proper selection and hard culling. JMHO
The breeder that I got my pure Reynolds asils from already had addressed that problem with 2 lines that already niched: the Saab hammer Indians and the Saab viper asils. I am tryin another which is Saab/ Chaudhary north Indian asils and I am pretty sure they will niche also.