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Concerned about in-breeding

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Hello, I am new to keeping a rooster and want to have good advice before I allow my girls to try and raise chicks. I purchased two Giant Cochins from the local feed store and one of them turned out to be a cockerel. Is it considered in-breeding to allow him and the pullet who came from the same hatch to breed?
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Most likely they are not related. And besides, nothing bad for chickens comes from inbreeding unless you do it for many, many generations. You should be fine. :)

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1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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post #3 of 4

I would guess that the feedstore gets their stock from more than a single hen and cock's production, so the odds would be slim that your two are related. I would go ahead and hatch some of their eggs. 

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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Wonderful! Thank you both!
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