Breeding a small flock

har

Songster
11 Years
Jan 12, 2009
777
38
166
Rogers,Ar
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.
 

Sonoran Silkies

Flock Mistress
11 Years
Jan 4, 2009
20,149
425
421
Tempe, Arizona
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.
 

har

Songster
11 Years
Jan 12, 2009
777
38
166
Rogers,Ar
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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