Splits ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Crower, May 20, 2011.

  1. Crower

    Crower Out Of The Brooder

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    If you breed a purebreed rooster to split hens are your offspring purebreed?
     
  2. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, they would only be 3/4...technically speaking they will never be purebred after that, because there will always be that tiny bit of 'other' blood in there....
     
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:...that being said, there's no such thing as a purebred, because everything was made from something else and outcrossing is a normal part of breeding. Most feel that 6 or 8 generation is enough time to eliminate most unwanted features.

    If you're talking about color, however, breeding a pure to splits will give you 50% pure, 50% splits.
     

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