breeding question

chicken_ingenue(7)May 24, 2008

I just sat my first nest. I don't yet if their are even any hens in this first small batch. but I wanted to ask anyway.

Is it alright to breed these with the roo that sired them. are thier inbreeding issue's with chickens. hope ya'll don't think this is to stupid a question. I just don't see how you keep flocks like that apart. and It never occurred to me before I hatched these four.



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Its hard to say, not knowing any history of the birds but normally that breeding would not be harmful. It would be several generations before any inbreeding depression would be noticable. Without good selection fertility would decline and egg size would shrink.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2008 at 8:11PM
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