Matching roosters and hens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by stcyme, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. stcyme

    stcyme New Egg

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    I ended up with two roosters. One is an Americauna and the other a Golden Comet. We had to separate them, removing the Americauna to a new coup. I wanted to move the Americauna hen with him for the possibility of more chicks but the only hen catchable was the other golden comet. Will this pair produce good chicks or should I continue to try to move the other Americauna?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    It depends on what you mean by 'good'. You won't be getting any purebred chicks out of this pairing, of course. 'Golden comet' is just a hatchery name for their red sex links, which are crosses bred so that they can be sexed by down color at hatch. This trait will not carry on to their chicks. So what you will get out of this cross will be chicks that will lay brown, green, or olive eggs, and that's all you can say for sure. If that's what you want, then that's fine.

    Your "Americauna" hen and rooster are likely easter eggers, by they way. "Americauna" is one name that hatcheries use to sell their easter eggers under. Easter eggers aren't a real breed either, they're crosses made to lay green, blue, or brown eggs. Yours are not true Ameraucanas if they came from a hatchery, unless you happened to buy them from Meyer who does offer pure Ameraucanas but even then the quality is probably not great. So even if you did catch your other hen and put the golden comet hen with the golden comet rooster, you wouldn't be getting any purebred chicks from either pairing.
     

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