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Help set up breeding pen

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I have some blrw that I want to hatch more of. I started with a trio, one blue roo a splash hen and a blue hen. I have kept out of them two more blue hens and a splash roo. Id like to hatch a larger group next year, how should I set these up? Unsure of relations on gen one. I know how the colors work , just curious how yall would set up.
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Put the pullet offspring in with your older male (their father), and your older hens with the young cockerel. Father/daughter and mother/son breedings are frequently utilized in line breeding.
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Put the pullet offspring in with your older male (their father), and your older hens with the young cockerel. Father/daughter and mother/son breedings are frequently utilized in line breeding.


This is what I'd do, too. line breeding helps lock in the desirable traits. however, it can also accentuate the poorer qualities in your birds, so if you have issues with the parent stock this is a quick way to find out.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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