Anyone ever heard of this?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by LinckHillPoultry, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    uh. Guinea x Chicken Hybrids I have chickens and guineas soon to hatch. I won't ever be letting them near each other so I don't get those. Of course I don't have any of those naked neck things. [​IMG]
     
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  3. montcapu

    montcapu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow! that is weird looking
     
  4. bwhite28

    bwhite28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats one ugly looking bird!
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Guineas can cross with pheasants, too.
     
  6. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're so fascinating!

    Makes me want one [​IMG]
     
  7. PearlD

    PearlD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew there was a reason my husband said NO to guineas!!![​IMG]
    Are ya'll serious??? Do they really breed with chickens???[​IMG]
     
  8. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    These hybrids are sterile, have not heard of any fertile ones so far.

    I know someone who has a peacock that very frequently mates her chickens(she even showed me pictures). I have not heard of any of pea-chicken hybrids.. which I found strange, considering hybrids with guineas aren't that rare.. Anybody know if peafowl can produce chicken hybrids?
     
  9. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey Kev. I was curious too, so I searched for it.

    Here is an article with a supposed peafowl/chicken in it. Go about half way down the page.

    http://www.messybeast.com/genetics/hybrid-birds.htm

    I would try hatching some of those eggs from your friend's hens. LOL

    -Kim
     
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  10. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey Kim,

    Thanks for that! I am a bit suspicious about that picture, can't decide if it seems doctored or is just typical appearance of pictures taken at that time?? Then again the hen appears to have dominant white so it is interesting the hybrid also shows effects of that gene.. wish I could see what color the dark areas on the neck were.. it would not make sense if the neck were black while the other black areas were turned white..another thing that bothers me is that pea-guineas are "relatively common" yet so far there's only a very old picture of one chicken hybrid(so far)..

    It's so tempting to incubate the eggs, even asked the owner to hatch eggs however she also has many roosters.. I don't want to hatch and raise mutt chickens-I do assume that the majority of their fertile eggs would be 100% chicken as long as the roosters are there..
     

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