Rooster fathering daughters chics- is there such a thing!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tinaack, May 4, 2008.

  1. tinaack

    tinaack Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Hi can anyone tell me, can a daddy rooster father his daughters chicks, just wondering if the chicks would have defects?. Would love to find out. Tina [​IMG]
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Many people will breed father to daughter or mother to son. A lot of people usually dont do brother to sister. The chicks will not have defects. Chickens cant really "inbreed" as we call it, only if you line breed all the way down. It is always good to introduce new blood to your birds if you breed them like that.

    The chicks will be completely normal.
     
  3. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    Good question because I was wondering the same thing. If this clutch of eggs hatch under my now broody hen they will be my roosters chicks. I love him, he has a nice temperment and is quite handsome. So that means I will be adding yet more hens!
    [​IMG]:ya
     
  4. tinaack

    tinaack Out Of The Brooder

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    Gee well that is a relief, thanks so much for that I feel happy now.[​IMG]
     

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