Are hybrid egg's fertile

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kcg, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. kcg

    kcg New Egg

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    Hi,

    Maybe this has been asked and answered: we have red comet and buff orpington hens and a red comet cock. Will the hybrids produce fertile eggs?

    Thanks, KCG
     
  2. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Minnesota
    Yes they will be fertile! As long as he is able to do his deed then they should be fertile.

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  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Just about ANY crossbreed of chicken will be fertile, and hatch out fertile chicks.
     
  4. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Welecome, and Yes, as long as you have a rooster they'll be fertile.
     
  5. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC
    Quote:They will produce fertile eggs provided you have a rooster to fertilize them.. However, if you breed a golden comet hen to a golden comet roo, you will not have golden comet chicks and they will not be sex link.. You will have a bunch of mutts.. If you don't mind having mutts, then go for it.. Sex links are only first generation...

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  6. kcg

    kcg New Egg

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    Thanks Gang.

    These are going to be meat birds, so we don't care what they look like.

    I guess we got confused by the definition of "hybrid" vs "GM hybrid" as in seed.

    So we're gonna try this. I'm sure I 'll have more questions assuming we can get a hen to sit.

    Best, Kim
     

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