Genetics and the conservation of mountain sheep ovis canadensis nelsoni
Recent hypotheses have proposed that mountain sheep were suffering from inbreeding depression. Here we present an alternative hypothesis. We have examined sheep migration abilities, the distances required for migration, and sheep mating patterns to challenge the inbreeding hypothesis and conclude that the sound application of more traditional wildlife management techniques will likely preclude short- and long-term genetic problems. © 1986.
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Schwartz, Orlando A.; Bleich, Vernon C.; and Holl, Stephen A., "Genetics and the conservation of mountain sheep ovis canadensis nelsoni" (1986). Faculty Publications. 4770.