2 Hatched today 7 more Possibilities?

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

  1. Fettfarm

    Fettfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    If only sexing of chicks was that easy. [​IMG] Good luck with your hatch - hopefully many more will hatch.
     

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