Can a mutt chicken lay eggs ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by asooomaa, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. asooomaa

    asooomaa Out Of The Brooder

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    I wanted to ask this question to everybody who know, I have a flock of undefined chickens , some black with gold spots, some pure black, some have variety of coloring but I don't have any pure breed such BR, RIR,BO .....,
    So I want to know if my chickens will lay eggs normally as they mature( they're 3 months now )<< sorry about my english , I'm Swiss and not good english speaker
     
  2. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Yes they will! All chickens will lay eggs..........pure bred and mutts!
    I can't wait to get mine!
     
  3. asooomaa

    asooomaa Out Of The Brooder

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    oh good, i know they'll lay but the thing scared me that they are mixes, I have jersey giant X Australorp cross
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:I'd love to see pics of this cross. I'll bet they are beautiful.
     
  5. asooomaa

    asooomaa Out Of The Brooder

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    ok i'll post some pics soon today
     
  6. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    Hopefully you'll get lots and lots of huge eggs [​IMG]
     
  7. goldielocks

    goldielocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the cross breeds lay sooner and more often than the pure breeds. At least they do here.
     
  8. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Genetically you cannot tell the difference between what is considered purebreed and mutts. Almost all breeds were developed from crossing other breeds. A few were developed from "sports" (mutants) of certain breeds, but the parent breed was almost certainly a cross initially.

    The majority of eggs are laid by mutts. Many are in farm and backyard flocks and many are the sex links, specific crosses between two breeds so you can tell the sexes apart at hatch. Commercial egg producers use the sex links so they don't have to feed the males until they get old enough to tell the difference.

    Don't obsess about your English on here. I don't know in what part of Switzerland you are located or at least were originally, but I'd imagine your German, Italian, and French are all very good, with English your 4th or 5th language. You are doing great.

    Since you are pretty unique on this forum, how about modifying your profile to show where you are currently located and maybe just a bit about youself. Apart from being interesting, it does sometimes help if you have questions. Glad to have you on this forum.
     
  9. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted to add that your English is very good. From your post, I wouldn't have known that English wasn't your first language.[​IMG]
     
  10. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    There is one case in which Mutt chickens will not lay eggs. If they're boys. Boys of any breed, or mixed breeds will not lay eggs at all... otherwise, you should be good.
     

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