Breeding a rooster with too many points?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chic-n-farmer, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Should it be done?
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Good Points, Bad Points, what points...
     
  3. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good Points, Bad Points, what points...

    I assumed comb points but was unsure what was meant so left it alone.
     
  4. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Sorry!! Comb points!
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    If the hens have less than desired points, or if he has other traits you certainly need, sure. Comb isn't actually that important compared to many other features, honestly. Some breeds it can be hard to come across a full flock of birds with just the right amount. Half, maybe most of my Marans have 6 instead of 5.
     
  6. nicalandia

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    Quote:correct...
     
  7. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Thanks folks! I appreciate the help!
     
  8. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Agreed. I asked a judge about this issue before and he said that comb points really doesn't come into play unless there is a really close tie between 2 birds at a show. Now if the comb is really goobered up (like 12 points where there should be 5) I would find a different breeder bird.
     
  9. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    If you keep your breeder birds with 4-6 points you will not have a problem with too many points. Since too many points is a fault, all faults should be taken into consideration when mating up your birds. Better to have one very good pair to breed from than several pair with several faults.
     

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