Can my chickens breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SophiaChick, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. SophiaChick

    SophiaChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a male Cochin and a female Sex Link. My question is can they produce off spring together?
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They most certainly can. Of course their offspring will not be purebred.
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, they are both chickens so they can produce mixed offspring.Just like different dog breeds can mate and produce mutts.
     
  4. SophiaChick

    SophiaChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I didn't think she was going to start laying eggs until spring but she decided to start brooding in mid winter... go figure. Sitting on 16 eggs! Proud mama! (this is our first). I just wanted to make sure she isn't doing this all for not.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    They can definitely breed. The offspring just be barnyard mutts. They should be decent layers, but will not be the egg laying machines that sex link hens are.
     

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