can I sell brother and sister as a pair?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by debadoodledoo, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. debadoodledoo

    debadoodledoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Basically I have 5 chicks now 8 weeks old, 2 are cockerals which I cannot keep. I think it is going to be difficult to sell a cockeral on it's own but am not sure if a brother and sister can be paired? or is this a no-no?
    Please advise

    thanks Deb x
     
  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sure you can sell them as a pair. It is generally ok to interbreed for up to 3 generations before having to mix in some new blood. After that the blood line seems to go a bit haywire.
     
  3. debadoodledoo

    debadoodledoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh brilliant thanks for that! [​IMG]
     
  4. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Sure can, but it might not be as hard to get rid of the cockerals as you'd think. Call around to feed stores and see if there are any local sales/swaps you can take them to.
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I don't know how it works in GB, but here in the US I can usually find a home for roos on Craig's List.
     
  6. debadoodledoo

    debadoodledoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Craigs List? Is that a web site? Never heard of any kind of service ove here.
     
  7. TwistedRee

    TwistedRee Out Of The Brooder

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    Craigslist is a website and can be used for a lot of different countries. ... It's nice to know the generation rule! Good luck finding a home for your brother/sister pair!
     
  8. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am in the same boat - I have THREE cockerels that need to be re-homed. Try listing on Preloved, and Poultry Auctions (google it; I cannot remember the exact address). Let me know what you come up with!

    ~Cherlyn
     
  9. DTchickens

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    You can, but i would state that they're brother and sister. You can inbreed for up to 3 generations SOMETIMES but it's not always like that. One time can be all it takes, it just depends..
     
  10. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not recommend inbreeding beyond one generation. If you sell them it would be nice if you advised the buyer that they were closely related.
     

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