Genetics question/sperm retention

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by iajewel, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. iajewel

    iajewel Songster

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    I HAD some Americana I butchered the last rooster this spring while snow was still on the ground. Its July, I have nothing but Blue Orpingtons. The chicks I have had hatch are turning up Americana, and some are rumpless, 2 are rumpless, 4 with whiskers. They are actually better type then the pure breds I got rid of. I have no idea how in the world Im ending up wtih these birds with the last of the americana were gone in March, can a hen retain sperm 3 months? and are the Americana genes so strong that the offspring of a cross bred would still be rumpless? and look very much pure? Whats going on?

  2. Henk69

    Henk69 Songster

    Nov 29, 2008
    Groesbeek Netherlands
    Did you remove the carcass? [​IMG]
    What chickens do your neighbours have?
  3. iajewel

    iajewel Songster

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    My birds are in a locked yard with an Akbash dog, so what my neighbors have wouldn't matter. Yup.. carcas is on the pot and long gone.

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