Can Ducks Line Breed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by The Wolf Queen, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    Title asks it all. When I hatch out ducklings next year will it be ok to breed them back to their parents and siblings, like you can with chickens, or will it cause problems in my lines?
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  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Last edited: Nov 29, 2009
  3. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Are they siblings?

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2008
    Not only can you line breed waterfowl, you should if you are trying to improve/develop a line.
  5. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:It is commonally done. Line breeding is with a parent or grandparent. Breeding siblings is not line breeding it is inbreeding. In any case you should aim to get in some 'new brood" after three generations.
  6. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Yeah. you can breed them back to the parents - the lines should be ok till you get to around breeding to the 7th or 8th generation.

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