Originally Posted by abbevilleoz
Ok, are your roosters from different blood lines. I'm trying to think ahead and avoid inbreeding too much with a small flock. Is that much of a problem with chickens?
Same line, but different pens from Paul. I will breed siblings once if I have to to start a flock, then I breed offspring to parents. Grandparents is even better. It can affect certain things if done too much, like egg production, but it's also used to breed better quality chickens. Working one line is easier to identify faults, rather than introducing new lines that may have a whole new set of faults