Can I do this??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by justusnak, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I have a question, not sure where to put it, so here it is.

    I have a black Banty Cochin Frizzle roo. He is BEAUTIFULL! He bred with my hen, same type. They produced a black Banty hen, but smooth feathers and very featherd feet. My question is....can I breed daddy to daughter? I know it seems sick...but..I was hopeing to get more of the smooth featherd bantys. Would there be problems if I did this? genetics? Just wondering...if not, thats ok..I wont.
  2. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

    Mar 10, 2007
    Southern Wisconsin
    From what I understand, thats called "line breeding" and is very common, and not sick at all. [​IMG] It is used to get certain favorabl traits that have shown up that you intend to breed for. You can breed father to daughter, and mother to son. But, avoid breeding brothers and sisters because that is "inbreeding" and not a good thing to do. Line breeding is used in all types of breeding, from dogs and cats, to parrots and small animals. Just do searchs on the net about line breeding and you'll learn everything you need to know.
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Why not have the original two "make" more babies??

  4. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Quote:Same Question,lol. If the original pair made the awesome hen, then why not hatch more of their eggs to get more like her? If the dad is a frizzle, breeding him to the daughter wont make all of the chicks smooth. They will still have a 50% chance of coming out frizzled. That will happen with either hen. I mean, you can breed father and daughter, but if the original pair made the desirable hen, why not breed them back together? Or put the daughter in with her mother and father, that way you will have twice as many eggs to hatch and a better chance of getting a more desirable bird. [​IMG]
  5. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Yeah, do you still have the same pair that produced the hen with the smooth feathers? If you do then just breed them again.
  6. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

    Jan 14, 2007
    OH/PA Boarder
    You cannot breed back in this case because of the frizzle gene breeding frizzle gene to frizzle gene will give bareback chicks with missing feathers etc. sensative to sun and basically they are the saddest things you ever saw -- all frizzle genes must be mated to smooth gene mates- it is not an appearance factor it is genetics
  7. COgirl

    COgirl In the Brooder

    Jun 6, 2007
    Falcon Colorado
    Ok I had to jump in here since I have a tiny little frizzle roo and will be given another frizzle (younger) next week, won't know for awhile if it's a roo or hen. If I understand this right I can breed these two (if it's a hen) with no problems, but chicks from this pair should be bred to non frizzle's? I'm taking the new baby since my poor little roo is picked on by my jersey giant and tries to spend most of his time with my 4 1/2 wk chicks, I just really hope the new chick is a hen, this little guy, Whizzer is his name, is so tiny that my light brahma banty looks like a standard next to him. Thankyou for any more info

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