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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by alex, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. alex

    alex Songster

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    My silkie rooster would always mate my silkie hen...and well, they are bother/sister...is this bad?? Is it normal....?? Should anyhting be done??
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    It's pretty normal. The only way to stop it is to separate them. In linebreeding, mother to son or mother to grandson are often mated, so it's not a terrible thing. You don't want brother to sister matings for many generations to keep occuring, but it's very common.
     
  3. alex

    alex Songster

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    hey should i add a different silkie for him to mate with??
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Sure, you can do that. He probably should have more than one hen anyway and he doesn't know that's his sister. Even if you get more, though, he'll mate all of them, including his sibling.
     
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  5. alex

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    oh ok...thx...i try to do that or seperate them...but when i seperate them he always croaks and trys to find her or my other rooster....they are probebly close friends...
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    It is common, but diversity in the bloodlines is good.
    Now you have a legit excuse to get more pullets! [​IMG]
     

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