silly question- drake is the dad... now his daughters are old enough

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KellyandKatie, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. KellyandKatie

    KellyandKatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, you all can laugh at me- but please reply anyway LOL

    So, I have a great GREAT drake named Bill - he is a pied
    and I have four hens that are throwing babies all over the place
    some of my first hatch babies are nearly mature now- and of corse their dad is Bill and still the lead drake

    I know with most animals you do not want line breeding ( that would be line breeding, right? ) or is that something differant ( I need to go google LOL)
    but with other animals it is not a biggy

    so...

    my question is

    do I need a new drake now? Or split my flock ?

    any input would really be appreciated
     
  2. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it's a problem for at least several generations. Once you get into a fifth or sixth generation, it's probably time to bring in some fresh blood. But those first several generations are fine.

    Good luck!
     

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