Inbreeding Risks? Button Quails..

Discussion in 'Quail' started by xxSonja, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. xxSonja

    xxSonja Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know people line breed, and breed distant related birds but What are the risks of breeding a father and a daughter? Especially since im not sure of the history of the mother & father and if they were already brother & sister...(they came from a pet store with no background info)
    The last thing i want to do is hatch out weak or deformed chicks, that would be horrible..

    Is it better to be safe than sorry, or should i just go by trial and error?
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    In breeding in birds is quite common place as well as necessary in some cases--- for selective breeding to develope or keep specific trais such as size, color, or other traits it is common place to cross father/ daughter or mother/ son to "confirm" these traits or "set them genetically within the line. Hope this helps...
     

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