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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by KyleD., Feb 22, 2009.

  1. KyleD.

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    in chickens what has to go on as far as breeding and stuff, like daddy to daughter and borhter and sister...does it matter? or whats the specks of it, what will keep your flock healthy?
     

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Folks say brothers and sisters don't produce offspring as good looking as fathers to daughters and sons to mothers. I've never tried it yet. Guess we'll find out.
     
  3. KyleD.

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    just not as good looking? i mean i guess what im asking is will it have any defects?
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Yeah, more defects between siblings.
     
  5. KyleD.

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    if i raised them just for the eggs and make sure noone hatches them everything should be clear though, correct?
     

  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Giddy up!


    ETA: that means go for it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2009
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Unless you just keep on inbreeding over many generations, all breeding brother to sister will do is intensify traits, both good and bad. Mother to son or grandson or father to daughter or granddaughter is called linebreeding, which is quite common.
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:That's why you are the Queen!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. KyleD.

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    so what your saying is that if the the hatches off the brother sister eggs were do get distrubuted it would be safe? as far as for me?
     

  10. cmom

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    Quote:This is true. Breeding siblings (brother with sister) as speckledhen said in her post can "intensify traits, both good and bad. But mother with son or father, or father with daughter or granddaughter "is called linebreeding, which is quite common", true also. It's done a lot .
     

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