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advice please can brother & sister be breed ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by goldenchic, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. goldenchic

    goldenchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2009
    just found out my roo & 2 hens r brother & sister was hoping 2 mate them 2 add to my small flock, i know in humans it is incest and unthinkable does the same apply to chickens ? i've read father & daughter & mother & son can be breed i cringe at the thought but does the same apply to brother & sister? would it cause any health issues would they be deformed?
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2009
  2. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    Happens all the time, line breeding is the same concept, they breed the daughters back to the fathers.
    After a while you need to bring in new blood though.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    No problem, sometimes you'll get some great birds if the parents are good too.

    And if they are real good birds, it never hurts to have Father roo X daughter pullet or Son cockerel X hen mamma.
  4. goldenchic

    goldenchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2009

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