Breeding Question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ascott1978, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long after a rooster has be removed from a pen do I need to wait so that I ensure that his genetics won't be passed on.

    Basically this is what I have:

    I've been considering breeding a BO rooster to BR hens so that I can get sex linked chicks, but I want to know how long I need to wait before the pure breed's "stuff" is no longer in effect.
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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    I've seen 2 weeks posted as the basic standard of time that a mating is viable. But each bird is different apparently, so there can be exceptions.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    About 3 weeks. Some say 2 weeks but there have been fertile eggs produced by hens at nearly 3 weeks.
     
  4. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks, it looks like I can trust the mother hen (reference to MissPrissy's avitar). [​IMG]
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I always wait 30 days to be on the "safe side." At least before I sell purebred eggs. [​IMG]
     

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