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Can I breed a daddy rooster with his daughter hen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SqueakyRoseShalom, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. SqueakyRoseShalom

    SqueakyRoseShalom Songster 7 Years

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    I have an easter egger rooster that i bred with a black cooper marans. their daughter is an olive egger. now can i breed the same roo (my only roo) with olive? i know that it's always best to mix up the gene pool but i don't have many options so just wondering...[​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    A generation or so of related matings generally has no impact on viability or productivity. Since both birds carry diverse gene pools, I can predict no problems.
     
  3. SqueakyRoseShalom

    SqueakyRoseShalom Songster 7 Years

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    THANKS!!![​IMG]
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Yes, chickens from the same parents can generally breed safely for 4-5n generations before they start experiencing any real inbreeding problems. However, I would recommend adding some new stock to the breeding pool by the third generation.
     

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