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Re: pedigree tree for iris

  • Subject: Re: pedigree tree for iris
  • From: "Cheryl Leigh Chamberlin" <clc@cherylleigh.com>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2006 09:41:10 -0500

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>
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 25, 2006 10:20 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] pedigree tree for iris

There has 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.

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