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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kelly, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. kelly

    kelly Songster

    Aug 15, 2007
    Ok this is going to be hard to explain but here goes! I think I read where you could hatch eggs from a dad & daughter but not to do it with a brother/sister, is this right? My problem is the Roo & 3 hens I got all came from the same place but no idea if they are siblings. If they are brother/sisters what would happen if you incubate an egg? Thanks so much.

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Nope, you can do brother and sister, but not for too many generations, as I understand it. Naturally, it would be advisable in the future, say five years down the road, to add some new blood in there.
  3. kelly

    kelly Songster

    Aug 15, 2007
    OHHH That means......more chickens! LOL My husbund better get busy expanding the coop! LOL Thanks so much.

  4. k625

    k625 Songster

    Aug 14, 2007
    I dont know if this relates to chickens at all..but I have sphynx cats (hairless) I im pretty sure my breeder told me that if you breed father to daughter you get the best of the best when it came to looks and all...so not quite sure if it relates to chickens or not but thought I would add it in!
  5. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    When it comes to breeding related birds it can also emphasize the worst characteristics of the birds. So take a good look at the quality and characteristics of what you are breeding together.

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