Ask Lafeber


January 4, 2022


Good day. I have curious about bird’s breeding. Do the bird’s mates between with their own siblings? Do we get a healthy offspring by allowed the breeding between sibling/same bloodline?
Thanks and Happy New Year.


Hi Joy,

You should never allow related birds to breed. This can result in weak or deformed chicks, chicks that die in the shell or any of a number of other disorders. In captivity, birds do not know any better, so related males and females should not be in the same cage.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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