A pedigree program for animals might work
better. You wouldn't necessarily have to enter individual siblings from
one cross (rather you could treat them as "litters" or test matings) and it
wouldn't have any trouble with the inbreeding.
The only problem might be in cases where
an iris is fertile both ways. An animal program wouldn't want the same "animal"
to be a "sire" and a "dam". The software I use does allow it but it gives me a
message asking if that's really what I want.<G>
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Sent: Saturday, November 25, 2006 10:20
Subject: [iris-photos] pedigree tree for
been some discussion of how to get a pedigree for irises on paper. I decided
to try it on a genealogy program for making (people) family trees. It's not
easy. The program isn't happy with all the inbreeding <grin>. But it's
possible. Here is a chart I made using Earl of Essex. I'm not sure I have all
the information correct and I know there are numbers for all the sdlgs that I
have listed simply as seedlings. I used the date of birth to enter the year of
introduction and the place of birth for the hybridizer's name. For flowers
that rebloom, I added re after the name of the hybridizer. I haven't yet added
family members to the same "parents" so I don't know how that would work. You
might have to treat them all as individuals or you might end up with one being
his own grandpa. The family tree maker might have a problem with creating the
tree in that case.