How to breed chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by billdane, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. billdane

    billdane Out Of The Brooder

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    This may be a dumb question but I have a barred rock rooster and and a dozen pure breed assorted hens. If I hatch the barred rock females eggs will they still be barred rocks? And I assume all the other will just be mixed breeds if I hatch theirs?
     
  2. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That is correct. As long as the only roo is a BR, he will be the father of any chicks. The chicks from the BR hens will therefore be pure BR.
     
  3. billdane

    billdane Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome thankyou very much
     

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