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Can you Breed them?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChucktheChick, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you breed chickens with ducks? Like if your ducks and chickens were in the same pen and your rooster mated wih your duck and you would put the duck eggs in the bator and it would come out half chicken half duck or the same but with duck daddy and hen momma?? Thanks everybody!
     
  2. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    I wondered that. I'm pretty sure its impossible.
     
  3. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya I was pretty sure of that too. Just wondering because that would be pretty awesome!
     
  4. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, if it was possible, I'm pretty sure someone would have done it!
     
  5. zbraswell92

    zbraswell92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You would get Chucks.
    :D
     
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  6. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No you can't. If a drake breeds with a chicken it can kill her. The 2 species are not anatomically compatible. They should only be kept together with care and an alternative needs to be available in case there is a problem. Unless you don't care about losing a chicken.
     
  7. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had drakes severely maul and almost kill hens and a young roo who were too slow to escape them. Needless to say, those drakes are no longer with us. OP, if you wonder about why they're not anatomically compatible, google male duck reproductive system. It becomes obvious rather quickly.
     
  8. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roosters don't have penises. Drakes do. Duck hens and chicken hens therefor, aren't made the same internally either and aren't compatible with the other. I've housed a drake with my hens before with no problem. He had 2 duck hens to himself. He didn't bother the chickens. Except the rooster. He tried to kill him. That's why I don't have him anymore.
     
  9. billw

    billw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More than anatomically incompatible, they are genetically incompatible. They are totally different species. They can't interbreed any more than you could have a child with an orangutan.
     
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  10. Freakmonger

    Freakmonger Out Of The Brooder

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    So how does the liger work out. "Its pretty much my favorite animal. Its like a lion and a tiger mixed - bred for its skills in magic"
     

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