Can I breed brother and sister together without anything going wrong?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by eggboy, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. eggboy

    eggboy Songster

    Jan 23, 2010
    I am going to buy some black copper marans or ameracaunas hatching eggs (haven't decided which yet they are both so cool it is impossable to decide which.) and I want to breed the chickens that hatch out together but I don't know if I do that if i'd get a chick with two heads or something. Any suggestions?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, it's fine, though not the preferred thing to do. If they have the same parents, then any flaw will show itself. By the same token, if they are great breed examples, the babies will be just fine and maybe even stellar specimens. I've bred full siblings and half siblings. No two-headed birds here, LOL.
  3. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    You can do it. People do it all the time with no trouble. From what I understand you can keep breeding the generations for quite some time before you get problems.
  4. doubled

    doubled Songster

    Nov 3, 2009
    Madrid, New Mexico
    if you DO get two headed birds...please post photos...
  5. Julie_A

    Julie_A Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Brewton, Ala.

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