Breeds and breeding


In the Brooder
10 Years
May 14, 2009
Westerm Mass.
I am now the proud owner of 2 little silver-laced Wyandottes and 2 Golden Comet chicks (all 4, I'm assured, are female and are about 10 days old) and today I will be picking up the chicks that my daughter's kindergarten class hatched (5 little ones out of 2 dozen incubated eggs... not a great rate but they had incubator problems early on).

This new batch are about 14 days old, and the teacher thinks we have a male Easter-egger and 4 Leghorn pullets. Seems a bit early to be placing bets on sex, but whatever, my question is this:

If we keep the rooster(s), will any of these breeds/types be able to make babies, or will the hybrid nature of the leghorns and comets interfere with their fertility? The only kind of males we could have would be leghorn or easter-egger (teacher called it an Ameracauna but I wouldn't put money on that either) and I know that my Comets are also "production" type hybrids.
To my knowledge, no cross makes an infertile bird. So you could breed any of your birds and sill get viable eggs/chicks.

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