Breeding a small flock

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by har, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. har

    har Songster

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    I am going to try and start a blue flock of chickens. I have a splash rooster.He fathered some blue roosters. Would it be best to use him on his daughters or use his daughters half brothers for future matings.
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Line breeding (parent to opposite gender offspring) is generally thought of as being better than sibling matings. If you're dealing with trying to bring recessive genes into a breed or line, though, you may need to breed siblings.
     
  3. har

    har Songster

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    Thank you Sonoran Silkies for the information. I have a while to wait so at this time not sure which way I will go.
     

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