Question about interbreeding

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by johncv, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. johncv

    johncv Out Of The Brooder

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    is interbreeding ok? or nogo, should we seperate family members?
     
  2. Rachel96

    Rachel96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mean interbreeding (different breeds) or inbreeding (siblings or child and parent)?

    For both questions, it's a matter of opinion. I would say yes to the first and no to the second. But I know that there are some people who keep heritage breeds who would say the opposite.

    I'm always a little leery of inbreeding because that's just a little close for my comfort - any negative traits would be magnified. I wouldn't breed two siblings together, but I would breed cousins together and maybe half-siblings, I'm not sure. But as I said, I know there are people with heritage breeds who would breed siblings together to keep the line pure.

    Just my opinion.
     

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