breeding ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dadsgirl, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    jay, florida
    i have several hens i hatched from the same rooster, should i breed these back to there daddy , or should i use another one?
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    i think it would be ok, in line breeding, you can do that, as long as you dont feel that its weird, go ahead
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Fathers to daughters, and sons to mothers will sometimes produce the most beautiful birds... when dealing with chickens that is.
  4. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cairo, Missouri
    I've said this in other threads, but will repeat it here. A prominent breeder once told me you could work on getting the best of a breed by inbreeding mother-son, father-daughter, but not brother-sister. This will work for no more than eight generations before injecting new blood to the mix. This gentleman, who has past away, was a master breeder and had the biggest Light Brahma, Buff Orpington, and BJG I ever saw.

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