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

    Aug 29, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    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


    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

    Jul 30, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    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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