Guinea fowl brother to sister breeding

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Jesussaves777, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Jesussaves777

    Jesussaves777 New Egg

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    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?
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a risk becuase this is inbreeding so you might get more problems than breeding mother to son or father to daughter.
     
  3. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The mother and father are obviously not related to each other so you may not have inbred problems with the first hatch from siblings. But unless you bring in new blood for successive generations the chances of deformities keeps getting greater. [​IMG]
     
  4. IceAngel

    IceAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    Why not trade some males with neighbours? Or check Kijiji for someone who is also breeding in your area.
     

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