OK Eggsperts.....whatcha think???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by justusnak, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I have 3 cornishx....that are 21 weeks old...and laying. I know....I should have processed them looong ago...but thats another story. Anyways...by BO Roo has had his way with them....several times....and they have been laying faithfully for about 3 weeks. Can I incubate these eggs?? Will they hatch? What do you all think will be the results? Should I even try??
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    What the hey. Give it shot!
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They should hatch just like any other egg. Not sure what will come out though. Will be meaty but not like the original birds since they have hybrid genes in them that don't breed true. Can't hurt to try! Let us know if it works out! It would be interesting to see the results.
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I would just to see how it goes.
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    ok, well...thats it, DH is gonna be sooo upset.....but I am going to collect a few eggs over the next few days...and give it a shot. [​IMG] You all have convinced me! LOL enablers! [​IMG] I wanted to try,but needed a "go ahead" from someone....so..thanks....I will let you all know what and when. [​IMG]
  6. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can I ask a dumb question? Silkie, why do you say that they have hybrid genes?

  7. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    EXIT 109 on 95
    I think I know this one

    silkie is my answer right or am I way off base

    cornishx mean cornish crossed with something so only 1/2 of genes are cornish other 1/2 are the cross so now 1/2 of gene in egg will be BO other half will be( this is where geneology gets me) cornish or will be the cross

    so no chance of getting another cornishx since half of genes are BO

    right or wrong
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2007
  8. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Thats correct!! Cornish/cross/Buff Orp. Either way, they should be BIG table birds....right??

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