Duck~~ Line breeding/inbreeding?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bantymum, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi there , Ok ,I have sold all the ducklings from the last hatch and I sold alot in pairs - brother and sister.
    Im wondering does anyone anticipate any problems down the track for them and any progeny????
    Is this inbreeding or linebreeding?
    I also still have the 2 undersized ducklings who havent grown adult feathers yet but their downy feathers are getting tougher to the touch!!
    I hope they grow.
    Thanks for any advice
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    Technically it is inbreeding. Line breeding is when you breed father to daughter or grandfather to granddaughter. There shouldnt be any problems by inbreeding for one generation. Sometimes you get the best of the best genetics and the worst of the worst.
  3. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, Yes I didnt have any major problems except for 6 undersized ducklings.
    Though the siblings that Ive sold may reproduce, thats where I hope no problems arise!!! any advice?
    that will be 2nd breeding.

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