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Are hybrid egg's fertile

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Thread Starter 

Hi,

Maybe this has been asked and answered:  we have red comet and buff orpington hens and a red comet cock.  Will the hybrids produce fertile eggs?

Thanks, KCG

post #2 of 6

Yes they will be fertile! As long as he is able to do his deed then they should be fertile.

BTW welcome-byc

Wife to a wonderful husband that puts up with me and my animals and mother to two wonderful kids!  I also have 1 horse, 2 cats, 4 dogs, a bunch of chickens, and some ducks.
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Wife to a wonderful husband that puts up with me and my animals and mother to two wonderful kids!  I also have 1 horse, 2 cats, 4 dogs, a bunch of chickens, and some ducks.
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post #3 of 6

Just about ANY crossbreed of chicken will be fertile, and hatch out fertile chicks.

Silver Laced Polish, Tolbunt Polish, and Shamos
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Silver Laced Polish, Tolbunt Polish, and Shamos
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post #4 of 6

Welecome, and Yes, as long as you have a rooster they'll be fertile.

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Originally Posted by kcg 

Hi,

Maybe this has been asked and answered:  we have red comet and buff orpington hens and a red comet cock.  Will the hybrids produce fertile eggs?

Thanks, KCG


They will produce fertile eggs provided you have a rooster to fertilize them.. However, if you breed a golden comet hen to a golden comet roo, you will not have golden comet chicks and they will not be sex link.. You will have a bunch of mutts.. If you don't mind having mutts, then go for it.. Sex links are only first generation...

Goddess jumpy

3 Dogs, 2 Cats, 4 Production Red x Speckled Sussex, 5 Barred rock, 3 Golden Comet, 1 AM x RIR, 1 AM x DBB, 4 Lav Orp, 1 Blue Orp, 5 DBB mutt mixes, a serious obsession with my chickens and a loving husband who thinks I am absolutely NUTS!
RIP Momma 12/26/2011 (see avatar)
My name is Terri and I'm a hatchaholic!!!
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3 Dogs, 2 Cats, 4 Production Red x Speckled Sussex, 5 Barred rock, 3 Golden Comet, 1 AM x RIR, 1 AM x DBB, 4 Lav Orp, 1 Blue Orp, 5 DBB mutt mixes, a serious obsession with my chickens and a loving husband who thinks I am absolutely NUTS!
RIP Momma 12/26/2011 (see avatar)
My name is Terri and I'm a hatchaholic!!!
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks Gang.

These are going to be meat birds, so we don't care what they look like.

I guess we got confused by the definition of "hybrid" vs "GM hybrid" as in seed. 

So we're gonna try this.  I'm sure I 'll have more questions assuming we can get a hen to sit.

Best, Kim

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