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
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.