Breeding Question..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bantam90210, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Bantam90210

    Bantam90210 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 5, 2011
    okay so I posted a vent about my MIL earlier.. well I just had a question on something she keeps nagging me with an saying it is okay but I just cant stomach even thinking about doing it! I have 5 Serama roosters who are brothers by the same father (some came from the same hen some from another) and 9 Serama chicks who are siblings to the roosters by father (4 came from a different hen then the roosters and 5 came from a different hen then the roosters), I keep saying im going to keep 2 of the chicks who are hens an get rid of the roosters an find a new rooster to get some new blood in the pool.. my MIL said that I can breed the chicks with the roosters even if they have the same father, I cant stomach the thought of that at all. I come from the horse world where bloodlines mean something and you dont cross brother with sister.

    [[question]] Is it even safe to breed the roosters with the chicks even though they have the SAME father?

  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    You can breed father & daughter, mother & son. I agree, not brother & sister. I feel like you do and prefer not to breed relatives.
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    You can do it. Keep an eye on the tailsets. Wry tail is a common fault in seramas, and close breeding makes it pop up or get worse.

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