Can any 2 chickens mate and produce a fertile egg?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kyexotics, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. kyexotics

    kyexotics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have female sultans(and male), female polish(and males) and a lakenvelder rooster in same coop, can the lakenvelder create a chick with either breed? Can any 2 chickens mate and produce 'something"?...If not, is there a way to determine compatibility?
     
  2. btguy

    btguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just subscribing cuz I'm curious too.
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, any two chickens (assuming they are fertile) can mate and produce offspring.
     
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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, they can.
     
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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep. Some smaller rooster may have a harder time mating larger hens, but they'll sure have fun trying!
     
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  7. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to let you know that today hatched a bantam (tiny one) and polish baby. It is so little and has different coloring. [​IMG]
    This is her.
     
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  8. kyexotics

    kyexotics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dats a wittle baby!!!!!!! What type os the bantam and is that a WHITE polish?!?
     
  9. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The mother hen determines the size (and conformation type) of the chicken hatched. The male determines the feather coloring and comb combo. Shanks depend on dominant and recessive genes involved. (For instance, yellow shanks is dominant. A bird carrying the yellow shank gene already carries the full set of 2 genes needed to pass on the shanks.)

    We have a 1 3/4 lb OEGB Brown black bantam who mates our 5-6 lb PR hens- he does a surprisingly efficient job of getting the job done... and hens love him, lol. The mix is a standard sized, well-colored PR, with red areas/ underbody breaking through black feathers. Yellow shanks. Usually laying a white- lightly tinted egg.
     
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  10. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The way species typing works is any type of that species has to be able to reproduce to make fertile offspring,
    So all chickens are one species because they can all mate with each other for fertile offspring, the same rules applies to horses and donkeys, they are two different species so when they breed they produce a mule which can not produce fertile offspring.
     
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