Incubating Eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Daffycluck, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. Daffycluck

    Daffycluck Hatching

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    Hi All, I have been keeping a backyard flock for the last several years. I accidentally got a Light Brahma rooster by mistake last spring and decided to keep him. He is my first rooster and now has me thinking about hatching my own eggs. I have 4 Barred Rock hens, 4 Americana hens and 3 Rhode Island Red hens. If I am able to successfully hatch any of these eggs, I don't know what breed of chicken I will have. Is there any kind of chart that tells what the offspring will be or will they just be "mutts" so to speak. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! As you said yes they will be "mutts" I've had cross breeds in the past and found them just as nice as a pure bred chicken. On the plus side hatching them will be exciting as you are never quite sure what they will look like!!
    Wishing you the very best of luck and hope you enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. Daffycluck

    Daffycluck Hatching

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    Thank you very much! I am looking forward to spring to give this a try. Thanks.
     
  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Welcome, and good luck with your growing flock!
     
  5. Daffycluck

    Daffycluck Hatching

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    Thank you. You have some really colorful birds in your flock!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    The offspring of your breeds will be considered "mutts", since they won't be purebred. But, you can still end up with some lovely birds!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    Any birds that you hatch will be pretty mixes.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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