Can a Roo of one breed fertilize the egg of another?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NewChic13, May 7, 2011.

  1. NewChic13

    NewChic13 Out Of The Brooder

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    No sure how to word this...but here it goes...

    If you have a Silkie Rooster but all the hens are different (sexlinks, or productions) can he still fertilize the eggs and successfully have them hatch? Basically can you crossbreed different breeds?

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  2. Yes. Any and all.
     
  3. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Yes, different breeds can breed together. That's why if you want purebreds you need to build them separate housing.:)
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heavens, my boys fertilize anything that walks, flies, sits or hides.

    as far as a rooster is concerned (even if he is a tiny Serama) any hen is fair game and he will mate with and successfully fertilize them all (provided that he isn't just too small to 'make contact' as it were.)
     
  5. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:[​IMG] X 2!! Look at dogs. They don't care if the girl is a Doberman or a Poodle, if it's there and ready, it gets bred. Hence, mutts. Same with chickens. [​IMG]
     

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