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Breeding related birds...how related is too related?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Africanchild, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Africanchild

    Africanchild In the Brooder

    Nov 7, 2012
    Louisville, KY
    I just got some Salmon Favorelles chicks and I'm pretty sure I have 4 hens and 1 rooster. I don't know if they are from the same hen but pretty sure they all share the same dad if I wanted to breed these chicks one day would that be a big no, no?

    I'm obviously new at this so any help would be great. I don't want to breed and end up with deformed chicks.

  2. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

    Jul 28, 2008
    You can breed them. At the end of the season select the best male out of the offspring and put him over the older hens, and pick the best females to go with the older male.

    There is also a Faverolles thread if you want to join us. We always like to see pictures! Here is the link to the last page of the thread.

  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    It's fine to line breed or breed siblings for a few generations. If you start getting problems, quit.

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