Breeding questions.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TammyTX, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    I have EE'rs, Welsumers and Cuckoo Marans (among others). I'm keeping two CM roo's and one Welsumer roo for my 40 girls (make that 39 girls..one was killed last night). If I breed them next year, can I breed the second generation back to the first? Or do I breed the second generation to itself? Or do I need to get new blood?

    Are my CM pullets most likely related to the CM roo's? They are from McMurray and I would think they have a very large breeding pool.
     
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  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    You can breed the offspring back to their fathers for a few years before bringing in new blood... its called linebreeding.
     
  3. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    So I shouldn't breed the second generation with each other?

    I'll need to make some breeder coop additions in the winter and I had better start working on the hubby NOW!
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Breed the roo to the hen and hatch the offspring. Then breed father/daughter, mother/son. I've always heard that problems arise when you breed siblings as their DNA is too close or something like that.
     
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