Can a rooster of different breed fertilize, and if so what comes out?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Queen Chika, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Queen Chika

    Queen Chika Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, this could be a totally stupid question, but i have no one to help me learn about my chickens, so bare with me. I have a Polish Rooster (who I love to death), but can he fertilize my Americauna, Barred Rock, and Blue Andelusian, basically a different breed? If so, what happens? [​IMG]
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Yes he can. You will get a cross between you roo, and the hen.
     
  3. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] yes he can. and you will have a mix, roo X hen= mix chicks
     
  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    they're just like dogs.. cats. horses.. etc.. Doesn't matter on the breed/colors. long as they're a chicken. they'll even cross with turkeys/guineas/peacocks if they can. But those rarely make it and the ones that do come out sterile. see Feathersite.com
     
  5. tamemeg

    tamemeg Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok...another silly question from a greenhorn. When you say MIX do you men mixed breed or mixed sex? If it is mixed breed and it is a hen, will it lay eggs. If you mean mixed sex, I assume they would be just happy little chickens, no eggs and no singing? Thanks for the info. Pam: [​IMG]
     
  6. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    mix breeds. Jean
     
  7. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

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    mutts
     
  8. Pullet Pimp

    Pullet Pimp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They will be mix breeds not mixed sex. The boys will have normal boy parts and sing and girls normal girl parts and do all the normal girlie things. The hens will lay eggs same as any other hen. Depending on the mix of parents the egg colors will be a wide range.

    I have seen some mixes (or mutts) that are very attractive. Look at all the Easter Eggers on here, they're mixes. Don't let the mix or mutt terminology discourage you. They are awesome to look at and own, just not for show.
     
  9. tamemeg

    tamemeg Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for the answers, that's what I thought, but as my DH would say, she's not usually right...LOL
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  10. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Yup. You'll get a good ole barnyard mix.
     

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