A few questions for chicken breeders

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Chickengirl1304, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have a separate pen for each type of hens and the rooster?

    Once they breed how long will they lay fertile eggs?

    If a hen lays colored eggs and breeds with a RIR roo will the pullets from them keep the color egg?

    I have a RIR roo and barred rock and RIR hens. Going To get some Maran hens and a roo and some americauna hens and a roo.

    Would I house them all together? What do you do?

    Thanks
     
  2. Cool Peeps

    Cool Peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    they may or may not get the gene from the hen who lays colored eggs whichever gene is more dominant but the chick if it doesn't lay colored eggs itwill carry the gene to lay Dolores eggsso there's a chance that if you decidetomix them you'll get colored eggs
     
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