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Chicken X Duck Cross?

post #1 of 4
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I was wondering, is it possible for there to be a chicken/duck hybrid? The reason I ask is because I have a rooster who constantly runs down my female ducks and mates with them. He's now taught the younger roosters I have to do that too. I don't think such a cross could be possible, but I've heard of guinea/chicken crosses before...so?

post #2 of 4

Nope the species are not close enough for hybridization. 


Edited by Kevin565 - 8/14/12 at 8:54am

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Java Green Peafowl l  Guineas l Turkeys l Icelandic Chickens

Call Ducks l Mallards 

Pomeranian Geese l White Chinese Geese 

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post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

Also, what about a turkey/chicken cross? My turkey also mates with my chicken hens. (I've now locked him in a separate pen though, because I was afraid he might squish the smaller birds and hurt them)....so?

post #4 of 4

A Turkey Chicken hybrid was made but it was done by artificial insemination. However it was a Rooster over a female turkey. 

                 Say NO to Crested Ducks!         My BYC Interview     Raising Ducks      Geese 101

 

Previously Raised:

Java Green Peafowl l  Guineas l Turkeys l Icelandic Chickens

Call Ducks l Mallards 

Pomeranian Geese l White Chinese Geese 

Reply

                 Say NO to Crested Ducks!         My BYC Interview     Raising Ducks      Geese 101

 

Previously Raised:

Java Green Peafowl l  Guineas l Turkeys l Icelandic Chickens

Call Ducks l Mallards 

Pomeranian Geese l White Chinese Geese 

Reply
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