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guinea rooster with chicken hens

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by hanyonshatcheryny, May 21, 2011.

  1. hanyonshatcheryny

    hanyonshatcheryny New Egg

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    I have about 15 various breed of chicken hens and I'm thinking about geting a few guinea hens and a guinea rooster I want to keep them together but I'm. Affraid of the rooster fertilizeing the chicken eggs I sell is this possible or not
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I have had guineass for 6 years now and i have only seen roosters mate with guineas ,never seen guinea cock breed with chickens or even try for that matter so i do not think they can.
     
  3. schuey

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    Oh they can and do. I have a guinea cock that frequents one of my chicken hens that I have seen with my own eyes. As far as fertilizing her eggs, I know it is possible as well. I don't think this is the usually though. Look up guinea chicken cross in the search and see what you come up with.
     
  4. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:You may see mating action but actual transfer of sperm doesn't Happen. The crosses you see are from chicken Rooster to Guinea hen... Or Peafowl Cock to Guinea hen. Dang I cant find the article I read.....
     
  5. schuey

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    Thank you for the correction...this is good information to know. Apparently the way to breed a guinea cock with a chicken is through artificial insemination, the opposite can happen, but is a rare occurrence.
     
  6. hanyonshatcheryny

    hanyonshatcheryny New Egg

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    Thanks everyone you have been verry helpfull
     
  7. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:You are quite welcome to what little brain cells I can share..... LOL. [​IMG]

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  8. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

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    If i ever seem snippy please feel free to [​IMG] I am still learning here too....
     
  9. schuey

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    Don't give it a second thought Deb! I enjoy learning, that's what life is about.
     
  10. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    I chose to add that to my tag line because its sooo easy to misinterpret a spew of information (which I do on a regular basis... LOL) for being a know it all.... LOL. Sometimes its just All I know.... Hee hee
     

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