breeding cortunix.. Little help please

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CHickeyz, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. CHickeyz

    CHickeyz In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2012
    is any inbreeding/line breeding acceptible I get alot of different results when I look it up. some say its the only way to get a good line other say no way..
  2. jbobs

    jbobs Songster

    Most people find it unavoidable to inbreed/linebreed. if you are selecting traits to create a line it is the only way to do it. fresh dna can be added once in a while if you find a bird that meets your requirements, but ultimately people have to inbreed. I have heard that once can inbreed for 10 generations before any bad effects show up, but I don't know how true this is. I have heard of people who had the fertility of their birds decrease the more inbred they got, but mine never got to that point.
  3. Mek

    Mek Chirping

    I also get confused with the genetics and breeding thingo as well...especially when it goes into xy xx yy yx (my eyes tend to glaze over). But I read somewhere you do combinations and you don't do the same combination until after the third or second combination... Some soap opera classics? ....Mum (whos dad's sister) and Dad, Daughter and Dad, Son and Mum, Grand daughter and Dad.... Step sister(who also had a soap opera genetic family) and Dad?

    [​IMG] I have no idea really cos I personally haven't mixed my bird like that yet.
    But the main point that I remember from it is you don't go brother and sister, brother and sister, brother and sister 3 times in a row.
  4. cva34

    cva34 Songster

    Aug 10, 2011
    Van Vleck ,TX
    Hu must be a syndrome Mine do it too..To keep the problem at bay I try to buy some from Ebay and Craigs list every year and hatch them and keep the new blood if they meet my criteria and introduce them into my flock..Got some coming on from QL right now...cva34

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by