Sibling Genetics?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MrsRevDr, May 14, 2011.

  1. MrsRevDr

    MrsRevDr Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought my 10 chicks from a local I know they all have the same father and I assume at least some have the same mother, I was planning on keeping 1 roo, now I've started to wonder should I get rid of them all and get a roo from another gene pool??? Does it matter with chickens? Would the new Roo have to be the same age as the hens?
     
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crossing brother and sister is an accepted breeding method with chickens. Chickens are very tolerant (genetically) when it comes to inbreeding. You should have no problems.

    Tim
     

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