If I get 6 Delawares and 6 Welsummers will they cross breed?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by butterrflye81, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. butterrflye81

    butterrflye81 In the Brooder

    May 22, 2009
    Nescopeck, PA
    First timer wondering if I get two breeds of chicken do they crossbreed and if so how would I know before hatching?

    NE PA

  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright


    what roos to hens?

    if you have a roo (all you need for 10 hens really) that is type/breed/color A and the hens are type/breed/color B - all 100% of fertile eggs will be crosses.

    if you have one roo of each there will be no way except keeping them physically separated into flocks.
  3. NancyinAlaska

    NancyinAlaska Songster

    Dec 26, 2009
    Willow Alaska
    [​IMG] do u have a roo????? if so................................YES!! If not......................[​IMG]
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    A rooster will breed with any hen who lets him. You won't know who is the sire of the chicks before they hatch if you have two different roosters in with the hens. If you want purebreds, you need to separate the breeds.

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