2 Hatched today 7 more Possibilities?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Fettfarm, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Fettfarm

    Fettfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 28, 2012
    Just when I was ready to give up, Lucky Girl my broody Bantam who has been sitting on her pullet sisters eggs just hatched two chicks today. I filled the water bottle with electrolyte water figuring it would be good for her as well and put out the starter feed. Lucky did nibble on the fresh greens I put in her maternity ward.

    I thought I read somewhere that if you have two different breeds of chickens mating, the boys will take after the father and the girls will take after the mother. In other words, a Cochin Bantam rooster mates with a Pullet, all the boys will be Bantam Cochins and all the girls will be Pullets.

    Am I remembering this correctly? If so, I've found a great way to tell my boys from the girls right off the bat. But it seems to good to be true.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    If only sexing of chicks was that easy. [​IMG] Good luck with your hatch - hopefully many more will hatch.

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