Explain the F1-F5 ratings please!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kaitlyn_rae2003, May 17, 2011.

  1. kaitlyn_rae2003

    kaitlyn_rae2003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not terribly new to chickens, but quite new to breeding with a purpose, and I am trying to educate myself as much as possible. I see a lot of F1 and F2, 3,4,5 business going on, but I am not sure what that is actually referring to. Can anyone give a quick explanation? Thank you so much!
     
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:P1 is the parent generation
    F1 first set of offspring
    F2 second set of offspring (children of F1)
    F3 third set of offspring ( children of F2)


    etc.
     
  3. kaitlyn_rae2003

    kaitlyn_rae2003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much!
     
  4. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Why do they use an F ? Would make more sense to me to use a G for generation, example G1. What does the F stand for??
     
  5. danhonour

    danhonour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I recall,it is a latin term (fila ) used in science/genetics.The filial generation.
     
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  6. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, that would make sense! Thanks Dan!
     

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