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    Brother and Sister

    Well as you have probably read from my previous post the DNA results showed that my fishers are male/female.

    I bought these birds from the same shop, at the same time and they looked the same age when I bought them (quite young with thier makrs on their beaks nly just disapearring).

    Therefore, it is very likely that they are brother and sister from the same cluth.

    I have read on this forum and a few other sites that you should never breed a brother and sister.

    Should I:

    -get another pair of birds if I want to breed from them and match them?

    - never give them a nest box/breeding material?

    -separate them if they look like they are getting brody?

    Oh and also I need to start thinking of names now that I know their sexes!
    from loving the lovebird guy

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    Re: Brother and Sister

    We have a brother and sister and have been told under no circumstances let them breed.
    We don't have anything in the cage that they could use as a nest, just the usual perches and toys and we just keep a close eye on them, if we saw them trying to breed we have a spare cage and would immediately seperate them.
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    Re: Brother and Sister

    It seems the obvious thing if you want to breed.. get birds that aren't related..
    humans dont do it for a reason.. and I am sure this is the same reason for birds.. but then again you might end up with a dog

    discourage any deeds from now.. as you said do not make nesting material readily available. (although I have read on forums that no matter how hard you try.. they will find something.. but make it hard)
    but if you are going to and wanting to breed.. get unrelated birds before they begin to get frisky.

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    Re: Brother and Sister

    I would seperate them if you see them trying to breed, you can try to keep them together as long as they aren't mating.

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    Re: Brother and Sister

    If they mate it is no problem, it is egg laying you don't want. If eggs do happen, discard them.

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    Re: Brother and Sister

    yea it wouldnt be healthy for teh bubs to be born from such similar genetic lines

    if you want to breed, get some unrelated birds and TRY introduce and pair them.

    if not, just discard eggs, or boil or shake them, and let the hen nest on them till she gets bored. the eggs cant hatch and no inbred bubbas will be born.

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