brother rooster and sister hen breedable?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by justin&shelley, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. justin&shelley

    justin&shelley New Egg

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    I'm about to have our first rooster in our flock, I bought what was to be 2 female week old Moran's and I think one of them is a male.
    we don't want to have a rooster, I don't think. But it makes me wonder if they breed and have chicks is this like if family members
    of other animals groups breed together and cause genetic problems?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    As for breeding I would suggest against breeding brothers and sisters. It won't most likely cause issues the first generation but in later generations birth defect can occur.
     

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