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I think what they are doing is trying to find some pairing that improves their chances of having good birds. They may also practice line breeding where the son is back-mated with their mother and the daughter back mated with their father. Some also change pairing where they want a younger mate to an older mate. I think all of these practices are to get some birds that are better than the current pairing that they have. Obviously if you got a good breeding pair that consistently breeds good birds, then you don't have to change their pairing.

Now if you are talking about indbreeding in so many years where the descendants are mated with each other, then it seems to be true that the performance of the family might go down. Crossing them with other birds might reverse the trend or even improves on it. There is also the case that crossing them might do the opposite.

Now there is this observation that younger pairs seem to give better birds than older pairs. I suppose old age has the effect of having less good children.
 
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