Mating and fertilized eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BantyChickMom, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    If a hen mates with 2 different color/breed roosters, will she
    have fertilized eggs from both roosters?
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, hard to say which ones will be more prolific. Time will tell who is the most fertile. Kinda fun to see what happens, if a mixed flock is ok with you.

    bigzio
     
  3. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I have cochin bantams and OEGB in several colors.
    I was thinking of keeping all OE in one area, all cochins in another area, etc.
    I have at least a pair of each color.
    Any babies would be a pure breed, just a mixture of 2 different colors.
    With a pair of each color I figured I would have a 50/50 shot of getting pure colors and a mixture of the 2 colors, but will definitely be pure breed.
     

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