Gettin' rid of Roo...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gogoalie, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 15, 2010
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    & I have 12 hatched chicks that are 2 weeks old, all from the Roo I am gettin' rid of...per chance, that in the future I want to hatch some more eggs from my birds I currently have (the three hens Brahma, Maran & Australorp), would it hurt the genetics to breed his progeney with potentially, what could be the mother of the chick roo himself? Not knowin' which is the mother, right now, There'd be a 1:3 chance of inbreeding...

    Or should I just buy some new roos, to keep the potentially inbreeding to a minium?
     
  2. RareBreedFancier

    RareBreedFancier Surrounded by Broodies

    Nov 5, 2010
    Australia :)
    Given they are all crossbreds it won't mater at all to put a son over his mother. They will have plenty of genetic diversity.

    Chickens are pretty resilient to inbreeding anyway, it really only becomes a problem when that sort of breeding is continued for generations.

    As long as you chose a nice healthy roo you'll have no problems. [​IMG]
     

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