introducing new blood

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by joe17, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    I have heard that once you introduce a new blood in your breeding pens, the first generation results in bad offspring. Is this true? What can I expect when crossing two different bloodlines?
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldnt say that, what breeds are you talking about and are you introducing new blood of the same breed or like new blood as in an outcross to another breed to get certain color genes or something from another breed ?
     
  3. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    I am talking about silkies and breeding towards the standard. Oh and I am talking about blue black and splash.
     
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  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    OK Well I dont breed Silkies and from listening to those who do, they seem to have their own jumbles of genes so I'll let the silkie breeders with experience with it answer you.
     
  5. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    I would say only if you are introducing low quality birds other wise it should be fine
    punky
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The only breed I can think of in which introducing new blood would ruin your quality of are dark egg layers. Introducing new lines may wreck the quality of the egg color.

    Otherwise, just as long as the new Silkies are good quality, it should be fine.
     

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