Regressive gene & Breeding back

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by PurpleChicken, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Does anyone know what this means?

    I'm looking at some meat birds and asked the hatchery some questions.

    I asked about mixing with my current flock and if you can keep them longer
    than their full weight date. I asked the full weight question "just in case"
    we ended up keeping one or two with our flock.

    They said "they have a regressive gene built in which will not allow you to breed back".

    What does this mean? I never intended to breed them. From the context of the
    email it looks like they just can't be bred.


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