Breeding the home flock

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DrakeMaiden, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
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    I wasn't sure where to put this, so I'm just going to put it in other poultry for now, merely because I don't raise chickens.

    What sort of rules are there when you decide who gets to mate with who, so as to avoid in-breeding? I have heard that you can breed daughter to father, but are there any other guidelines? What about breeding half-siblings that share a father?
     
  2. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it goes like this...

    Father-doughter
    Mother-son and so on...and off course non related chickens...
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You can do line breeding, but I personally would avoid any lateral breeding with any siblings. Some do it and chances are you won't see a problem till a few generations down. I like to get an unrelated rooster and use him as the main man for all the rooster work.

    Genetic diversity will give you the most viable offspring.
     
  4. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    breeding siblings is usually only used when developing a new variety to cement in the things that you need, or bring out the elusive double recessive...
     
  5. snugglepup

    snugglepup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, you should definitely avoid Father-Son breedings.
     
  6. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, you should definitely avoid Father-Son breedings

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  7. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    Quote:OUCH
     
  8. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Quote:Very true if you want babies. Otherwise, they don't care who they mate.
     
  9. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This breeding was used by Cockers through the years and produces near perfect birds.
    1- Hen to Cock
    2- Hen to son ... Cock to daughter
    3- Hen to grandson... Cock to granddaughter
    4- Hen to G-granson... Cock to G-granddaughter

    Now in the fifth generation you breed a 15/16 hen to a 15/16 cock. Then, choosing the best Hens and Cocks you start all over again or choosing 3 to 5 of the best Hens you can begin the clan mating system.
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2007

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