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Genetics question/sperm retention

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

  1. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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