Breeding Chart...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by v.cyr, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to this breeding stuff...is there some sort of standardized format(maybe available in a printable format somewhere?) for keeping track of breeding... I have tried to come up with something on my own, but after a couple of generations it gets a little confusing... I want to keep track of the bloodlines of my birds, both the purebreds and the crosses that I have... mostly I want to avoid inbreeding, but I also would like to be able to trace back what a bird's heritage was if I happen to get something interesting popping up in my crosses... I know my aunt had some binders for keeping track of breeding cattle and horses, but I was just a kid when she was serious into breeding them, so I don't remember much... and she passed away a few years back, so I can't ask her about it... also, is there a good reference on poultry breeding and genetics... dominant traits, recessive traits, and all that stuff... nothing to advanced, just the basic stuff...
     
  2. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are some great books out there on poultry genetics.

    Here is a basic pedigree chart :

    http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/status4

    You can see that his pedigree goes WAY back, but it would be just as easy to just have a three or four generation pedigree. Wing bands will really help you in this venture, as will stud matings....

    We do these pedigrees based on breeding pens... so we have a chick with band #X and our records show he's out of hatch 2010-004, #66. We look at that hatch, see that the sire of that pen was bird #66, the hens were #05, #81 and #80.

    Later on down the road we will be doing just stud mating, one cock and one hen, but for now this is the way it is [​IMG]
     
  3. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so I would make up a sheet for each bird, that shows its ancestors as far back as I can trace it?...
     
  4. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You wouldn't really have to do that, but you could if you wanted to. Or, just list the sire and dam (and their leg #) and then you can flip to their pages.
     

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