Are New Hampshires sustainable?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Newchickenguy, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Newchickenguy

    Newchickenguy Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 20, 2012
    I am thinking of getting some New Hampshire chickens and was wondering if they are sustainable. I mean I breed a new hamp roo to a new hamp hen will I get a new hamp chick? Or will it be some sort of a hybrid chick?
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    According to their profile "New Hampshires were originally derived from RIR, but are now so different, they are their own breed" So I would say, no, you can breed proper New Hampshire chicks. Just make sure you get your breeding stock from a reputable breeder.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2012

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