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Has anyone hatched an egg that was firtle from ausexual reproduction

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I just wanted to know if it was possible to hatch an an egg that was firtle from asexual reproduction. Thank you.
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You mean altering the egg in the lab in an attempt to clone the mother?  Not sure if that has been done yet.

 

Chickens don't propagate by asexual reproduction; you need genetic material from both the male and the female - a rooster and a hen.

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Originally Posted by FridayYet View Post

You mean altering the egg in the lab in an attempt to clone the mother?  Not sure if that has been done yet.

Chickens don't propagate by asexual reproduction; you need genetic material from both the male and the female - a rooster and a hen.
oh. I heard that somtimes duck eggs can be firtle without a male.
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I believe the term you are looking for is parthenogenesis.  At least that's how it applies in the plant kingdom.  It is possible with turkeys, though not common.  Any birds produced from this method are sterile, as I recall.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenogenesis#Birds

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Parthenogenesis in birds is known mainly from studies of domesticated turkeys and chickens, although it has also been noted in the domestic pigeon.[32] In most cases the egg fails to develop normally or completely to hatching.[32][75] The first description of parthenogenetic development in a passerine was demonstrated in captive zebra finches, although the dividing cells exhibited irregular nuclei and the eggs did not hatch.[32]

Parthenogenesis in turkeys appears to result from a conversion of haploid cells to diploid;[75] most embryos produced in this way die early in development. Rarely, viable birds result from this process, and the rate at which this occurs in turkeys can be increased by selective breeding,[76] however male turkeys produced from parthenogenesis exhibit smaller testes and reduced fertility.[77]

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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I just wanted to know if it was possible to hatch an an egg that was firtle from asexual reproduction. Thank you.

If you mean by artificial insemination, yes, that happens all the time. In fact, some breeds cannot mate naturally for whatever reason (legs too far apart, etc.) and so people artificially inseminate the hens with sperm from the rooster. 

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If you mean by artificial insemination, yes, that happens all the time. In fact, some breeds cannot mate naturally for whatever reason (legs too far apart, etc.) and so people artificially inseminate the hens with sperm from the rooster. 
No. I saw online that an infirtle can somtimes devlop an embryo.
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adroit 14, check the article I sent to you.  It will explain it in greater detail than you probably want.   Bottom line:  not a viable option.

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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