what do ppl mean

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sager:)silkies, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
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    What do ppl mean in there breeding programs f1. F2. F3. F4. F5 and so on i don't know what they mean i have an idea like the chicks from the mother and farther are f1s
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    F1 is the first generation cross of usually two very different parents, usually. But in general it is the first gen from the original parent stock.


    F2 normally means the product of F1 x F1 but people very often mean the second generation, however I believe it technically means the product of F1 x F1.

    Same goes for F3, F4, whatever.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    F2 can also be the offspring of an F1 back to the opposite gender parent.

    F stands for fillial

    Parents can be referred to as P1.
     
  4. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    Canada
    Quote:So like the farther with the hen chicks or the mother with her son
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    sager:)silkies :

    Quote:So like the farther with the hen chicks or the mother with her son

    yes, but only when they are of age, lol​
     
  6. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    Canada
    Quote:So like the farther with the hen chicks or the mother with her son

    yes, but only when they are of age, lol

    Ya i knoow lol to funny that's called line breeding is it not and isn't that how u breed show quailty birds
     

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