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It doesn't make a difference if you breed mothers to sons or fathers to daughters. If you get good results, you can claim you are "line-breeding". If you get yucky results, then you are "in-breeding" :)

According to my husband, who has raised lots of will get one or the other...either really good, or really bad.

Breeding that close will increase your chances of passing on poor genes, as well as the good ones. Also close breeding usually impacts fertility (adversely) more than anything. You may get some fine looking pigs, but they won't be as fertile as their parents. The difference may or may not be noticable for one generation, but if you keep breeding close, you will keep getting less and less fertile animals.

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