i want to breed purebreeds but....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wildriverswolf90, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wasn't sure where to post this. I have buff orps that I want to breed when they grow up but I also have a sultan pair, do I need to worry bout my sultan breeding with my buff orp hens??
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Your Sultan rooster will not discriminate by breed. He'll be all over those big girls [​IMG]
     
  3. Lee

    Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, roosters are not particular about what breed they mate with. One time I was given a Buff Brahma bantam rooster and he was able to mount and mate with my full size hens. The chicks from those mating were interesting, but of course not purebred. [​IMG]
     
  4. stonykill

    stonykill Overrun With Chickens

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    My 5 to 6 lb Sumatra roosters breed all the time with my 8 to 9 lb RIR's. One of the Sumatra roo's named Loverboy, has chosen the RIR's over Sumatra hens. He ONLY breeds with the reds, never with Sumatra's.
    My solution to this is I only keep Sumatra roo's. When I hatch sumatra eggs, I am then certain they will be pure Sumatra.
     
  5. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    Yep, you'll need to provide separate coops and runs! Very exciting good luck
     
  6. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all! Guess I will have to find a home for the sultans as I don't have the means to build another coop and I don't want sultan orpington crosses! O well. [​IMG]
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:can you divide you coop in half?? even with simple chicken wire?
     
  8. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking about starting to breed to.
    Either Silkies or Polish
    but im only a beginner so im definitely researching and stuff before i do anything.

    If there are any tips about breeding chickens that we should know about, any advice is appreciated :]
     

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