Do certain breeds take longer to hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tberggren, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My eggs are all standards (not sure that matters)
    I will be hatching Orps (buff and blue) SS, Black Australorps and JG.
    As far as you know, should I expect them to all hatch at the same time or will some take longer than others?

    What's your experience?
     
  2. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    by Jg do you mean Jersey Giant cause if you do mean Jersey Giant ours usally start pipping earlier
     
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
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    My buffs were the first ones out of the eggs, on day 20. Speckledhen says her blue orp, take their sweet time and don't hatch until later.
     
  4. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah the Jersey Giants hatch usally at day 20ish
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Deniece is right. I've never had a Blue Orp pip on Day 20. They usually wait till the middle of Day 21 to even start trying to come out.
     
  6. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I notice polish hatch later than the other chicks
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    When the chicks hatch isn't necessarily breed related, but rather strain related. I've heard of at least one flock of birds that were selectively bred for many generations (grad student work) so that the chicks would hatch on day 19. The original flock all came from standard 21 days to hatch birds too. I wouldn't doubt that some birds hatch on day 21+- 1 day though, especially from show quality lines since those birds are often bred within similar family lines.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That makes sense. That's one reason they say not to allow hatches to drag out, just remove the late ones and dispose of them so they dont inherit that late hatching trait.
     

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