Regressive gene & Breeding back

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

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    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.

    Thanks
     

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