Will roosters mate with there offspring?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hegatha, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one rooster for my nine hens and when one of my two cochins decides to go broody I plan to let them hatch some babys I will keep any pullets. So my question is will my roo breed with his offspring? If so is this a bad thing? Should I not keep any offspring?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Yes he will mate with his offspring. It's not such a bad thing with chickens....Things will be fine.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yes, they have no concept of "That's my kid." Their thoughts are, "Oh look at that beautiful girl." It will not result in monster or demented children.
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Yes LOL!
     
  5. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Quote:demented children as in chickens? well, how do we know? I mean... sometimes I question a few of those broodies.
    monsters too. [​IMG]
    (we need a running scared emoticon.)
     
  6. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol so if you hatched an egg from father and daughter there babies wouldnt come out special?
     
  7. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could end up with one of these....queue the Deliverance soundtrack...

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