Genetics/Breeding question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by futurefarmer08, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. futurefarmer08

    futurefarmer08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I read on this site that it is ok to breed Mother/son Father/daughter. It is called line breeding, apparently. What about brother sister. I have 3 chicks and 1 Roo that hatched 3 wks ago and I am trying to decide if I need to invest in some more B.C. Marans eggs or not to get good stock. I do know that if you breed within the line it concentrates their characteristics good and bad. (Since they don't have teeth, I won't have to worry about the cosmetic effects of inbreeding, ha ha)[​IMG] What do you guys think?
     
  2. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. futurefarmer08

    futurefarmer08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I checked out FAQ's but I am still learning my way around the site and chickens![​IMG]. Appreciate the response!
     

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