My Grey Stag has a very wild attitude. For every locus, assuming the parents are heterozygous for different alleles, the offspring have four possible allelic combinations: 25% of the time they will have received the same alleles from their dam; 25% they will receive the same alleles from their sire; 25% of the time they will have received no alleles in common from sire or dam; 25% of the time they will have received the same alleles from both sire and dam. My son got it from one side. If you bred several lines, each will get farther away from the originals and from each other. Just a little words of wisdom, there are two different kinds of breeders.
In breeding as in the act of breeding. That type will be the closest possible to the breed standard with robust health and desirable temperament. Breed some of the oldest stock to some of the youngest stock even when they are close bred. For example my broodcock is Lemon I single mate it with the roundhead hen, then I also single mate my lemon broodcock to my Dink sweater hen. These have been very good for a number of years.
Theoretically it should be more likely with an inbred individual, to be prepotent, but not necessarily. Cross breeding is only a choice when the cocker has maxed out the potential of his Bloodline's traits and needs to infuse new traits that cannot be accessed except by cross breeding. Not all good broodfowl are good pit fowl and not all pit fowl make good broodcocks just takes alot of trial and effort, no matter how you decide to breed though if you dont keep good records and really watch what your fowl produce it will be hard to maintain high quality fowl. You may or may not see that weakness in the f1 but you probably will in future generations as the recessive genes combine in certain of the offspring. Sex Determination and Sex Linked Traits. This confirms becoming a respected breeder is a slow and painful process. Learn who has some of the same fowl and if they are good, bring their blood into your line.
To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. They will pass on the defect even more strongly next time if allowed to breed, so cull now. Breeding to their aunts and uncles or even to their cousins will work too. Before deciding to breed any offspring from any of these matings, make sure the production of the pair lives up to your scrutiny and expectations. Chickens have alway seemed to handle heavy inbreeding without trouble Yfis MarkIt's obvious were from different schools of thought, and I been through all this before, so good luck. It is almost impossible to explain when it is time to outcross.
Among the advantages of inbreeding, are that it affords the surest and quickest method of fixing and perpetuating a desirable characteristic or group of characteristics. Mating unlike to unlike based on outcrossed pedigrees or individual extremes, such as tall with short, or lanky with compact, or hot temperament with mellow. Seed stock fowl are crossed on other families to produce battle fowl. Have to keep good records but when you get both a hen and a rooster that throw consistant fowl it makes it easier to maintain the family. Every six or seven years you should be able to start a new line of fowl and bred these back to the old fowl.
What intense inbreeding does though is limit the numher of possibilities that come out of one particular family. Some breeders will even set up specific pens of birds for the purpose of selling hatching eggs, and these parents will not be of the best standard. . This will give you 3rd generation offspring. Or, at this point you choose the three to five best hens and begin the clan mating system.
This manner of breeding is made to combine the good qualities of 2 different broodfowl bloodlines. Old school Gamefowl cockers were able to beat the system so to speak by loading the dice for the inbreeding process—all textbooks on poultry genetics will tell you that inferior results will result from an inbreeding system. He should be the gamest cock that you can get your hands on, however you choose to test him, he must show you gamest above and beyond the average cock. You are wasting our time and taking away potential birds from our breeding stock. The general public believes that inbreeding produces lack of vigor, poor fertility and bad temperament and forgets that the same problems can arise with all other systems of breeding.
The hen has to throw consistant offspring for me to do this though. The responsibility of the balance in the strain always rests with the hen. If you breed back you go back and gain those original alleles. I have discovered several key answers. I took the idea from that article, and that is also how i bred my rhs i kept one every year, and when it came time to put it back to the line, id single mate all of them, till after the first time i basically had the original lines and what I called 5 other generation lines.
I have only two families as my seed stock in the farm. But the hen only gives her sex chromosome to maybe 50% of the fertilized eggs she lays. My next article looks at. Now according to what Mr. Here comes the tricky part finding someone you can trust to breed them your way. You should already be culling them. Bear in mind too that there are a number of successful exhibitors that will not want you to beat them and will only sell their birds to the highest bidder, although it is likely that these will fail in the long run and have to go back to another breeder who has the foresight to pass their bloodlines out for preservation and further improvement.