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    breeding brother and sister

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    Re: breeding brother and sister

    i think not.
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    Re: breeding brother and sister

    NO!!! NOT AT ALL!!. This is called inbreeding. The babies that hatch will be abnormal... and will eventually die.

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    Re: breeding brother and sister

    just out of curiosity....will the babies always die??

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    Re: breeding brother and sister

    the babies will most likely die but not always and if they do survive they would most likely be defomred and have health problems for the rest of their lives.
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    Re: breeding brother and sister

    ohhh...thx....just wondering!

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    Re: breeding brother and sister

    And aside from it being a biological problem, it's a pretty bad eithical issue too. Good breeders will not inbreed their animals.

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    Re: breeding brother and sister

    very true.
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    Re: breeding brother and sister

    I know that in some breeds of animals it is okay to breed an Uncle to a niece, father to daughter, mother to son,
    and so on............just not siblings. I wonder if this applies to cockatiels?

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    Re: breeding brother and sister

    not that i'm advocating it or anything, but i don't think the offspring would be deformed or retarded. i mean, if you continue to inbreed any animal, the inherent flaws will come out (such as deformities, lowered IQ...etc etc). one breeding probably wouldnt cause anything abnormal to show up.

    i know with dogs, inbreeding is how the standard of a new breed are set. i read that that is why many pure breds have predictible health problems and that is why mutts are less likely to suffer from genetically caused issues.

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    Re: breeding brother and sister

    I agree with Alison.

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    Re: breeding brother and sister

    Hm. I know in rabbits it's fine to breed as close as father/daughter, mother/son as long as it's not done too often, but sibling breeds tend to fix the bad traits permenantly so they're super, super hard to get out... but I've never bred birds so it may be different.

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    Re: breeding brother and sister

    Right Tealah and allison were on the right track just relate what they said with cockatiels instead. Inbreeding is the mating of brother to sister, mother to son, father to daugter and Line breeding is the matings of father to niece, cousin to cousin,nehew to aunt and so on. Both methods very slightly from person to person and how it should be done also varies but it can be done and yes there are risks of deformity but due to Inbreeding/Line breeding what is being done is getting rid of the impurities or the unwanted genetics which will reduce the chances of deformity and illness.You could wind up with birds that are better with fertility, better husbandry when nesting and raising young and so on. I do have to say though that Inbreeding and Linebreeding should not be done without thouroughly and completely understanding how you are to Inbreed and Linebreed.I really can not stress that enough you really need to know what you are doing when proceding or pondering the idea of Inbreeding/Line breeding. This is in part why we have some of our cockatiels we have today without Line breeding/ Inbreeding we would not have the whiteface cockatiels and the Lutino cockatiels just to name two mutations that were heavily line bred/ In bred.

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    Re: breeding brother and sister

    Can someone please advise me? I have a beautiful 9 month female. Her brother from different clutch is 5 months old. After the babies are old enough to leave parents, we put them all together with older siblings. We have never had a problem, but these two have starting mating. We would break it up every time, but they are very persistent. They now sit together and act like a regular pair. I know it is wrong to inbreed, but I don't know if it is too late to separate them. They have no laid eggs yet, but what happens if I get rid of one (probably the male) and she lays eggs? Love or Morals?

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    Re: breeding brother and sister

    It is not a good idea to breed siblings, because the babies can be deformed, or have disabilities. I suggest you put them in separate cages immediately, and if the hen does lay eggs, discard them. I think at this point in time, both are too young for the hen to lay eggs or the male's sperm would not be verile as yet. Separating them now is the best decision for both of them.

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