Inbreeding?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bigredfeather, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any type of inbreeding worries if you have a small flock? I am starting two new breeds right now and would like to hatch eggs from them down the road. Any details would be great as I know nothing about the breeding aspect of chickens.
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Go for it Big. Get some experience and don`t worry about inbreeding at this point.
     
  3. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happens every day.
     
  4. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once established you can breed mother/son, father/daughter, but try to avoid brother/sister. But, things as they are, some things happen.[​IMG]
     
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Breeding of most livestock, replacing the male with one from outside bloodlines every 2 generations is preferable. If you start with hatchery stock you probably have several bloodlines to start with.
     

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