can you breed father and daughter and brother and sister

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by westonloveschickens, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. westonloveschickens

    westonloveschickens Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 26, 2010
    for chickens and breeding can you breed brother and sister or father and daughter? with out there being a defect in the genitics or i9n the body and attitude of the chickens
  2. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes. Happens all the time, both deliberately and non. The chickens don't perceive that sort of relationship.
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Inbreeding with chickens is normally not a negative issue unless you have a small, closed flock and never introduce any other birds for several "generations." And then it's usually just in producing less than desirable features, not defects.
  4. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    sometimes that's how ppl. get the best traits actually.....I just aked that question a couple of months ago and that was my I was glad to hear it.
  5. gootziecat

    gootziecat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2007
    Hampshire Co, WV
    Most people are afraid of linebreeding and inbreeding. Linebreeding is basically a distant form of inbreeding. There is nothing wrong with inbreeding. The main thing you must know is you aren't going to get anything that isn't already in your chickens' genes. That can be bad, that can be good, but you will never get anything more that what's already there. Traits for type, color, and temperment are genetic and passed on to the offspring, sometimes skipping a generation or two, sometimes not. The breeder is the only person responsible for culling out the traits he doesn't want or are undesirable. So in a nutshell, inbreeding is chancy of getting something you don't see when you look at your chicken, and may not even want. But sometimes it works the other way.One must be on guard to not lose those traits already there you desire. The icing on the cake is, if you diligently cull, you will be reward with a chicken that is dominant for those traits you want to pass on to the offspring. In other words, his/her "stamp" will be established. Having said that, inbreeding is often misunderstood and overwhelming for a beginning. I would suggest some reading on the subject.
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  6. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    Great question and great answers.
    Icrossed a white silkie Roo over a black silkie hen and got
    2 red silkies and 2 blue mutts with yellow feet and 4 toes.
    silkies were bought from a breeder.

    you hope for the best and never know what you will get,
    But they are all special fluffy butts. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2010
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  7. westonloveschickens

    westonloveschickens Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 26, 2010
    well thats ... diffrent arnt silkies supposed to have black feet and 5 toes ( my freind told me that ) but other then that how in the world did that happen? silkie with silkie or were they both brother and sister or something like that?
    the reason i ask for this is becuase i might actually be getting chickens which amazes me becuase i've wanted chickens for the longest time now and what my parents are going to do is let the parents hatch out a batch of eggs then kill the parents and raise the chicks for a few years the start the process all over again which makes me really sad becuase i wont want to kill them but my point is that if i can breed brother and sister becuase other then not killing the dad thats going to be my only choice

    ~ thanks [​IMG]
  8. australorpchick

    australorpchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2009
    Canyon Lake, TX
    I think it has something to do with the White Roo and what his underlying color is. At least that would explain the red coloring. Sonoran Silkies would be the person to ask when it comes to silkie color genetics.

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