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Multiple Roosters for breeding

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by crystal1957, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. crystal1957

    crystal1957 Songster

    Jun 24, 2009
    Please excuse my lack of knowledge regarding the use of multiple roosters for breeding. I have some barred rock hens that first bred with my Barred Rock rooster, then with my Rhode Island Red Rooster a day or so apart. Here's my question--please don't laugh. Will the second breeding override the first breeding, that is, will I only have black sex links since that was the last breeding, or will I have some Barred Rocks as well? A friend asked me if chickens were like cats--multiple dads, all different looking kittens. I have never thought about this and would like to know if anyone out there has an answer. Sorry for such a silly question.

  2. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    It's not a silly question. Unfortunately, I don't know the answer. I imagine you would get chicks from both roosters.
  3. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    You will have some chickens from each rooster.

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