Breeding Phoenix

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by WillGriffin03, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. WillGriffin03

    WillGriffin03 Chirping

    Nov 5, 2016
    Macedon Ranges
    As most people who are familiar with the Phoenix know, they're not the best layers and breeding them is more than difficult. That's what I need a bit of help on, I want the stronger birds the ones that are very healthy, I have an incubator and a brooder and my eggs are incubating. But if I want the best birds, what do I do? Phoenix aren't easy to breed and when you get chicks you have to be careful but what imperfections so I look for?

    Inbreeding, what do I do there? How do I inbreed? For how long can I inbreed? One or two generations? I'm trying to get my hands on another golden Phoenix but as they're such a rare breed, finding one can be difficult. My cockeral is having good fertility and that's no problem but I only have one Phoenix hen, do I need more hens?

    Thanks and I hope you can help,

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