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    to replace a broodcock. would you do a brother sister breeding or father daughter or son mother beeding? what would make you pick the cock you picked. new to breeding. thanks for info

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    I would go back to the father or mother that's just me tho....

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    Re: broodcock

    I would try to outbreed. Do you have a aunt or daughter uncle to choose? I would not breed brother sister.

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    Re: broodcock

    i dont really wanna breed brother to sister. but i know some ppl do. i dont have a uncle or aunt to the origial broodcock.
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    If you've got the space and means, exercise each combination you can within the same family and pick what you think is the very best example, even better if he comes from your very best hen. A son back to her should be high on the list of possibilities anyway I would think, an exceptional brother to her, even half brother so long as he's straight bred, would be an option (once, wouldn't repeat with offspring) if no real nice son is available. Knowing your family and how tight they're bred means a lot. Just kinda how I'd think. If you still have the original cock, I'd think it allows you to be even more critical in judgment and should cause you more patience in picking the next BC or BCs. And aren't you picking a BC from your stock to put these different matings together? Sons, uncles, cousins, whatever, you're giving them that BC status, even just for a season. Best of luck, there's plenty of paths.


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    Re: broodcock

    The original brood cock was produced by his mother..............his mother gave him most of everything, especially conformation, conformation allows the bird to succeed at his best among other things........
    Personally, id breed him straight back to his mother, i be very watch full of any pullets from that breeding also and keep the best of them to breed him back to at a later date if time allows.
    Those next generation pullets will be more like him (BC)

    Cocks produce hens like themselves
    Hens produce cocks like themselves

    this is a good rule of thumb, but it does depend on how theyve been bred previously and how outcrossed they are to start with.
    You can keep crossing fowl for vigour trying to find the so called nick but you will never have consistency.

    Just an opinion from one to another, good luck to you.

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    Re: broodcock

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy Eyes View Post
    The original brood cock was produced by his mother..............his mother gave him most of everything, especially conformation, conformation allows the bird to succeed at his best among other things........
    Personally, id breed him straight back to his mother, i be very watch full of any pullets from that breeding also and keep the best of them to breed him back to at a later date if time allows.
    Those next generation pullets will be more like him (BC)

    Cocks produce hens like themselves
    Hens produce cocks like themselves

    this is a good rule of thumb, but it does depend on how theyve been bred previously and how outcrossed they are to start with.
    You can keep crossing fowl for vigour trying to find the so called nick but you will never have consistency.

    Just an opinion from one to another, good luck to you.
    And it's a good opinion jmo


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    Re: broodcock

    Brother to Sister mating.....BUT do it just 1 time....and just picked the best ones from the biddies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy Eyes View Post
    The original brood cock was produced by his mother..............his mother gave him most of everything, especially conformation, conformation allows the bird to succeed at his best among other things........
    Personally, id breed him straight back to his mother, i be very watch full of any pullets from that breeding also and keep the best of them to breed him back to at a later date if time allows.
    Those next generation pullets will be more like him (BC)

    Cocks produce hens like themselves
    Hens produce cocks like themselves

    this is a good rule of thumb, but it does depend on how theyve been bred previously and how outcrossed they are to start with.
    You can keep crossing fowl for vigour trying to find the so called nick but you will never have consistency.

    Just an opinion from one to another, good luck to you.

    sounds good to me man.... Looks like you know what your talking about...

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    Re: broodcock

    I like to breed brother back to 1/2 sisters. So what I'm saying is I breed straight kelso to get the brother and sisters the next year I run a sweater cock over the sisters and take the pullets out of that cross and breed back the the brother or uncle how ever some look at it. And after that I can go 4 to 5 more years like that. But this is they way I try to do it I'm sure others have diff ways.

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