Inbreeding and Relationship
Inbreeding and kinship are sometimes confused. A brief explanation of these two concepts is given below.
Inbreeding occurs when the parents of a kitten have common ancestors. The greater the number of common ancestors, the greater the inbreeding percentage. The inbreeding percentage is also greater if the number of generations on which the common ancestors in the pedigree of the kitten in question is removed is less.
In short, this means that, with inbreeding, both parents have more than average similar genes. Only the first five generations are mentioned on the pedigree of a kitten. They are therefore included in an inbreeding calculation. You can therefore assume that the actual inbreeding percentage is higher if more or even all generations were included in the calculation.
The definition of kinship is the extent to which a kitten has genes in common with the average gene structure in the total Bengal population. If a pedigree consists of cats that have or have had much influence on breeding, then the kitten has a high degree of kinship. That means that when a hangover is used a lot – for example, many outdoor coverages are given with the male – his kinship percentage increases.
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