Chicken Breeding "Pedigree"

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Obsessive, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Obsessive

    Obsessive Out Of The Brooder

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    I have heard some poeple who have lots of breeding stock, or who breed constantly, will make chicken "pedigrees" with info of when the chicken was hatched, from what stock, what the intended traits to be bred for, etc. And they will ID the chicken with bands, wing-clips, or toe-punching.

    Anyone have anything/methods they use?

    Any PDFs someone could post as a "Go-To" reference?

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    The book the mating and breeding of poultry is a really good book. I think it had a lot of information on pedigreed breeding. I read it one time and than Master poultry breeders Kelly Klober recomended it to me. He does pedigreed breeding.
     
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    My Serama breeding records:
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  4. Obsessive

    Obsessive Out Of The Brooder

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    Great, I will try to get that book!

    And thanks for the sample, Kooshie, that was what I was looking for. Just a simple example!
    BTW, love the names, (just don't tell your chickens that they're dumb [​IMG] , you never know, it may affect their self-esteem, therefore decreasing egg production [​IMG] )

    Anybody else have examples? The more the merrier! [​IMG]
     
  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh dont worry about it decreasing egg production, if you look, ONLY the Males are labeled as dumb. [​IMG]
     
  6. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    I use a software program for my pedigree breeding called Breeders Assistant, which creates pedigree forms that look like this:

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    You can find the software here (it is somewhat expensive, but for me it was well worth it):

    http://www.tenset.co.uk/

    I also keep hand written records of observations I make along the way of course, as well as laying records during hatching season, hatch records, and "inventory" throughout the year.
     
  7. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Lord F. and Lady S. are abbreviations of Lord Firestar and Lady Sandstorm. And don't say their names are dumb, it hurts my feelings. [​IMG]
     
  8. Obsessive

    Obsessive Out Of The Brooder

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    NO i really do like the names. I was commenting on their personalities. [​IMG]
     
  9. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Oh... duh. I'd forgotten the personality column! Ooopsie. [​IMG]
     
  10. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    there is an online breed record thet i use call BREEDBOOK it also has a genetics calulator in it for color combo's, love it, plus a BYC member is one of the creator/editors so if you have a question you can ask him
     

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