Can a Guinea roo fertilize Chicken eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by itsazoo, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. itsazoo

    itsazoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it true that the only way a guinea cock can breed a chicken is through artificial insemination?

    See, I want to get ONE guinea keet now to act as the security alarm for my chicks when they're old enough to free range. I got only pullets because I don't want more chicks now. I'm worried if that Guinea turns out to be a roo that I run the chance of getting guinea/chicken crosses.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. vicmower

    vicmower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbor has a black sumatra and pearl guinea cross. Nice looking bird you can clearly characteristics of both breeds in the offspring.
     
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  3. itsazoo

    itsazoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool, but was the Guinea the mother or the father?
     
  4. vicmower

    vicmower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The guinea was the hen.
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    It`s true. Guineas will cross with chickens, male or female. The offspring is sterile. Why does it matter, just collect all the eggs, if you don`t want chicks.......Pop
     

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