Concerned about in-breeding

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MarySue, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. MarySue

    MarySue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I am new to keeping a rooster and want to have good advice before I allow my girls to try and raise chicks. I purchased two Giant Cochins from the local feed store and one of them turned out to be a cockerel. Is it considered in-breeding to allow him and the pullet who came from the same hatch to breed?
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Most likely they are not related. And besides, nothing bad for chickens comes from inbreeding unless you do it for many, many generations. You should be fine. [​IMG]
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I would guess that the feedstore gets their stock from more than a single hen and cock's production, so the odds would be slim that your two are related. I would go ahead and hatch some of their eggs.
     
  4. MarySue

    MarySue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonderful! Thank you both!
     

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