I have Four Black Australorps,
Two Easter Eggers
Three Silver Weyndottes,
two Rhod Islands eds
And Three Roosters from my Neighbors...grrrrrr
******So one of my Black Australorps had chicks, four black and three white chicks...so my
question is...does it matter who fertilizes her, if she has eggs, will they all be Black Australorps or does to the fact that the roosters are all different,will the chicks be random chicks. Does a Black Australorp hen HAVE to be fertilized by a Black Aurtralorp Rooster to carry that breeds name???? Oh and yes I realized that she hatched another chickens eggs due to the different color of the chicks, I see them lay on each others eggs all the time, sneaky little birds...Maggie
If she is not bred by a Black Australorp then the babies will not be Black Australorps. Especially if you are not even sure if they are her eggs.
If one dog breed breeds with another, it is no longer that breed right? A German Shepherd can't breed with a Lab or Chihuahua and have it still be called a German Shepherd.
Same for birds.
However depending on the show, some shows allow birds that mostly look like the breed to be shown or registered as that breed. At least they do with horses and rabbits. Not sure about birds. But even if they do, the babies are technically still mixed breeds.
Hopefully that helps