I'm building a somewhat simpler structure to this scheduling tutorial http://www.codeproject.com/KB/recipes/GaClassSchedule.aspx#Chromosome8, but I've run into a problem with breeding.
I get a population of 60 individuals, and now I'm picking the top two individuals to breed, and then selecting a few random other individuals to breed with the top two, am I not going to end up with a fairly small amount of parents rather quickly?
I figure I'm not going to be making much progress in the solution if I breed the top two results with each of the next 20.
Is that correct? Is there a generally accepted method for doing this?