diversity in breeding stock.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kglazier, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. kglazier

    kglazier Out Of The Brooder

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    I am gearing up to start breeding my own sex- links for eggs and meat. I understand that concept. I will probably trade or sell most of the cockerels at the local live stock swaps. This past spring n summer I noticed a lot of people looking for show quality chickens at the live stock swaps. I am not interested in showing birds myself but I thought I might try selective breeding to produce birds I could sell to the collectors at the swaps. How many generations can be interbreed before interbreeding creates genetic problem? That is to say if I have a great show rooster can I interbreed him with his on offspring and for how many generations?

    kipp
     
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should not have a problem with back crossing offspring to the male or sibling crosses for the life of the rooster.

    Tim
     
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  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Are you trying to breed SQ sex links? Or are you working on two different projects?
     
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  4. kglazier

    kglazier Out Of The Brooder

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    two different projects. the sex links are for eggs. i got a waiting list for eggs now. i think i've found a market for the cockerels. i am going to start with NHReds and RIR roos and white rock hens. The show birds are just to see if i can do it.
     
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