Mixing mixed breeds?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by HenHouse10C, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. HenHouse10C

    HenHouse10C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody and would like to take advantage of her services. I have one rooster, a Lavender Orpington and I have eggs from my black sex link bantam that are always fertile. Can I hatch these? I only plan to add to my own flock with these, not to sell or give away. Currently the eggs are on day 3 of incubation. Just curious if I should remove them or let them hatch!
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2015
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Why not? You can sell any bird too, I don't see how that matters. If the Orpington is a bantam too then all bantams if large fowl then they will range in size from bantam up.
     
  3. HenHouse10C

    HenHouse10C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.. He's a LF orp. Very big boy. The bantam hen isn't tiny, she's probably a largish bantam. She just lays little eggs.

     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Hmmm...never heard of a sexlink bantam...but I guess it's possible.
     

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