another question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicknmania, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    Can a chick have multiple fathers? Or, in other words, can more than one roo fertilize an egg?
  2. glowworm

    glowworm Songster

    Jun 10, 2008
    SacraTomato, CA
    From a clutch of eggs from the same hen, it is possible to have half brothers and sisters (same hen, different roo) if the Hen has access to more than one Roo.

    However, a single egg can only have one father. Half of the DNA is from the hen, and once the egg recieves a sperm it has the other half and it is complete. There is no more room for other DNA/chromosomes.

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