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 Post subject: Inbreeding Guineas
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:20 am 
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Proud Rooster
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To what extent are you able to "inbreed" Guinea Fowl? Mother/Son, Daughter/Father and no sibling breeding like ducks etc..?

I am thinking of keeping the majority of this seasons hatch to put back with the parent flock to boost my numbers. Could I see problems in the future if I did this?

Either that or I was thinking of only keeping the females and to cull all the males OR to split them up, males/females in their own shed and then next years hatch vice versa with this years. They would still be siblings but not from the same generation.

3rd option to bring more eggs in and split their offspring but that will take another couple of years. End result being a commercial flock.


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 Post subject: Re: Inbreeding Guineas
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:26 am 
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My hunch is that guineas are more prone to inbreeding depression than chickens. So you may get away with it this time but it's a higher risk than if you were doing the same thing with chickens.

However guinea flocks tend to have more diversity of parentage as they tend to pair off rather than have one male mate all the females.


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