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When two closely related individuals reproduce, there is more chance of their recessive genes combining and being shown into the individual's pheno type. When the two individuals are not so much related, their recessive genes will cancel out by their dominant genes. thus the offspring will have all the dominant genes which are very likely to be health. But in case of breeding between closely related individuals, they will have higher possibilites of carrying very similar genes. And in this case, the similar genes might be bad on the phenotype. And most cases, the recessive genes that were not apparent in the parent generation will phenotypize by combining due to these inbreeding. thus there are more chance that the offspring will come up with two recessive allelles that are defective and cause some kind of an illness or deformity.
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