inbreeding

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by joe17, May 16, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting 2 dozen silkie eggs on Monday from Bobbi Porto. Can I breed the roos that hatch with the hens that hatch or would that be inbreeding? Should I get a different rooster or different hens??
     
  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it depends on if they're siblings or not... if they are, do not breed them as any underlaying recessive diseases or defects they carry from the parents that are passed on to chicks may become dominant when combined, thereby killing your chickens or causing deformation or defects.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I think you need to read more about poultry breeding.
     
  4. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    There is a practice called selective inbreeding that is used frequently. I read an article on it just the other day. Do a search and see if you call find it.
    If you can not find it - - - let me know and I will try to find it again.
     

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