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sefton
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Following the death of it's mate, my female dove has successfully bred with one of its offspring. The resulting chick seems o.k and is now almost fully grown. However, is such inbreeding safe, or am I likely to finish up with something out of "Deliverance"?

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Sam Tabar
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PM Bob Sanders regarding this. He's a member of this Café. He might be able to help you.
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Sefton, it's a chance you take. I've heard horror stories although fortunately, I never had any of them happen to me. Things like deformity are the usual results if it's going to happen. Several of my birds are results of inbreeding, not done on purpose, and they are my best performers.
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Sefton,

I wish I could say it's rare. But I doubt it. It simply does happen and the doves don't appear to know the difference. The only problem for doves I have ever had any reason to believe came from this is hemophilia and I have no proof of that. Given a choice, find an unrelated mate. Either way, it looks like you get doves!

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sefton
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Dave, Bob.

Many thanks for your comments. Once the chick could fend for itself I moved it and the offending male out to separate cages and introduced a different mate.
So far, there has been lots of "Foreplay" but no real "Action" so to speak!
Perhaps it is early days.

Thanks again,

B.Sefton.
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Chicken breeders (Show chickens) routinely inbreed stock to get particular feather patterns and body types. Some farms haven't had new stock in them for 30 years. Its kind of weird, huh? Doves may be the same, I don't know--------Jimeuax
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My doves have inbred with disasterous consequence one dove was born with a deformation this bird had to be removed from the aviary asthe other birds would hurt it it never flew and died within a year
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