are they roosters or hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sheaffermsdh, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. sheaffermsdh

    sheaffermsdh Hatching

    Aug 7, 2007
    My white americana rooster got in with my white rock hens. I hatched out 9 eggs, they all have combs like an americana. would it be safe to say that they are hens? I am not sure how that all works, i read that the hens get there charateristics for the rooster?
  2. eggzettera

    eggzettera Songster

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  3. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    to a certain extent they do, but not comb type. whenever a pea combed bird(americana) is bred to a straight comb bird(white rock) they will produce both comb types, no specific comb type to either sex, its just luck of the draw that all of your chicks are pea combed.

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