Breeding bro. & sis. ducks. Dangerous?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jmc, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard from a couple sources that it isn't really an issue to breed, say, a brother and sister (duck, in this case).

    Well how about it?

    How about parent to offspring?
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    It can be done and is often intentionally done to "fix in" a desired trait. There is a risk that UNDESIRABLE traits will ALSO be fixed in.
     
  3. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't think that it's appropriate. Unless you are breeding specifically for a desired trait (and I still think it's wrong), you shouldn't allow it. Parent to offspring? Even worse. yuck. If you need to trade ducks, do it. I don't think you should encourage that kind of behavior, you will eventually get ducks that look like english royalty...
     
  4. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    As long as you bring in fresh blood every couple of generations, it's not a big deal. Animals don't have the moral guidlines people do. When it's time to mate, it's time to mate.
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    For genetic diversity, parent with child is better. Animals don't care about the whole incest thing. Animals are not people.
     
  6. rlhbond

    rlhbond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question! As a newbie I was wondering the same thing.
     
  7. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, wasn't wondering about the 'ethical implications'!
     
  8. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think there is anything wrong with letting them breed. But like was mentioned earlier it wouldnt be a bad idea to add new blood every few generations.
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    chickensducks&agoose :

    I don't think that it's appropriate. Unless you are breeding specifically for a desired trait (and I still think it's wrong), you shouldn't allow it. Parent to offspring? Even worse. yuck. If you need to trade ducks, do it. I don't think you should encourage that kind of behavior, you will eventually get ducks that look like english royalty...

    they are not human..[​IMG] i believe he was asking about genetic problems and stuff...​
     
  10. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I say its okay. I know many many breeders that do it. Look at wild ducks, they inbreed all the time-an example is the Laysan teal, their current population started from a handful of birds and look ow many there are now.
     

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