Inbreeding???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by thegoogers, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. thegoogers

    thegoogers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oct 6, 2008
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    We are new to chickens so please excuse if this is a silly question. We am getting some BR chickens this weekend!! Three pullets and 1 cockeral. They are from the same group of hens and I assume one Roo. So that would mean they are all "related." I assume this won't hurt the eggs for consumption but what about if we wanted to hatch the eggs for sale?? I know inbreeding is bad with dogs but what about chickens??

    Thanks for the help,

    Patrick
     
  2. thegoogers

    thegoogers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nevermind..I just found my answer.

    Sorry for the unneccessary thread
     
  3. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Inbreeding is how alot of new breeds were created.

    I think it matters on how closely the birds are related. For instance...I can breed my Cockerel back to his mother without much of an issue. BUT I dare NOT breed my cockerel to his full sister.
     
  4. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Quote:This is how most Exhibition breeders do there breeding's. It helps to keep the characteristics you want in a line. I would never breed full sibling together. Half siblings are okay if you are trying to get a certian something. Father to daughter, grandfather to granddaughter, etc.
     

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