Originally Posted by LocalYokel
Mines were supposed to be all Doms
ONE I'm thinking was a Australorp that covered a Dominique hen
The chick has no barring at all
Not even a slight touch to indicate female?
This was the explanation I got from the lady I bought my eggs from.
"Probably your yellow chick is half Dominique and half Cream
Brabanter. There were 2 Dominique chicks that one of my Cream
Brabanter hens adopted. She was living with a Cream Brabanter
rooster. Later I separated the Dominique chicks for 3 weeks and put
them in a cage with a Dominiqiue rooster away from where I collect
hatching eggs. Then I put them back with all Dominiques. Usually 3
weeks is enough for the old sperm to die.
It is totally amazing that sperm can live so long. It is common for
poultry sperm to live 1 month or so inside a hen.
So your chick may be old Cream Brabanter sperm with a fresh Dominique egg!!"