Inbreeding question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by heatherindeskies, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. heatherindeskies

    heatherindeskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I free range my ducks. Next spring will be the first time my drake runs with his adult daughter (and 5 other unrelated hens). Will this be a horrible thing? I don't want to start having to separate my ducks but I have no idea what the result of this possible breeding may be. My birds are not show quality and i do not sell them as such. My only current market is for meat.
     
  2. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    No a drake and his daughter is not bad as long as you don’t plan on breeding the offspring agian and agian, the result of this possible breeding will not be like a 3 eyed duck or anything like that it will be fine for meat
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2011
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    From what I understand, it would take several generations of breeding closely related birds to become a problem. So 2 related birds in a flock should be just fine.
     
  4. Kelsey2017

    Kelsey2017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about brothers to sisters? Or sons to mothers? I got one real nice drake this years hatch, and I just jacked your thread sorry!
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, you can do that too. Lol.
     
  6. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Quote:And you never know...this linebreeding just might produce something that is show quality...
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Nope, not a 'horrible thing'.
     

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