I know this was asked,I can't find it I'm sorry Roo fertilization ??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WriterofWords, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    A local BYCer and I would like our two Silkies, he has the hen, I have the roo, to "chat". When a roo mates with the hen, how many eggs is one "connection" worth? Or is it one per egg? I know,, I sound ignorant, but in this case I am. Also, my roo is a Buff, his hen is a White,, which color is dominant and what might they produce together?

    PS If I put this in the wrong place feel free to move it.
     
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  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have read that a hen can stay fertile for 2-3 weeks.
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Wow,, that would be great. How long would the hen need to be isolated from another roo to get him out of her system?
     
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    Quote:they say month minimum, some say even longer.
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    That long? Hmmmm she'd be pretty happy to see him then!
     
  6. lichick28

    lichick28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WHEN I FOUND BYC BACK IN 2001 IT WAS WES FROM TEXAS THAT SAID SOMETHING LIKE "NO QUESTION IS A STUPID QUESTION, NOT ASKING IS STUPID" OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. SO ASK AWAY
     
  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    or not,, [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    That is what I tell my students: The only stupid question is the unasked one.
     
  9. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've read that black is more dominant, but I think in this case you could get a few mixes if you just keep taking eggs from her. Because the 'blue gene' is somewhat of a mystery, you may even get a blue chick.

    I have a WCB polish hen who mated with a white sultan and the offspring was a blue hen. I guess it's only right that black and white make grey...[​IMG]
     
  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Quote:I say this also, but always add on "However it is a stupid question if I've already told you the answer 19 times."
     

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