- Sep 14, 2014
i Have 13 guineas from a regular Pearl mom and a jumbo white dad, Im hoping to breed the offspring together, is this a bad idea?
It is inbreeding but it doesn't matter if you breed brother to sister or mother to son because both combinations share about 50% of the genes. Ideally, for the hardiest of offspring, you want to introduce new blood. However, there is a lot of inbreeding going on in wild bird populations and they seem to have survived, albeit, the gene pool is getting more narrow and birth defects can increase and fertility go down with inbreeding.This is a risk becuase this is inbreeding so you might get more problems than breeding mother to son or father to daughter.