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Help set up breeding pen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dmanhefner, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. dmanhefner

    dmanhefner Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 25, 2015
    I have some blrw that I want to hatch more of. I started with a trio, one blue roo a splash hen and a blue hen. I have kept out of them two more blue hens and a splash roo. Id like to hatch a larger group next year, how should I set these up? Unsure of relations on gen one. I know how the colors work , just curious how yall would set up.
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    Put the pullet offspring in with your older male (their father), and your older hens with the young cockerel. Father/daughter and mother/son breedings are frequently utilized in line breeding.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    This is what I'd do, too. line breeding helps lock in the desirable traits. however, it can also accentuate the poorer qualities in your birds, so if you have issues with the parent stock this is a quick way to find out.

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