Pekin X warren?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Olivers poultry, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Olivers poultry

    Olivers poultry Just Hatched

    Hi , I have a Millefleur Pekin rooster with 6 Warren hens. Is there any possibility that eggs could be fertile and hatch? When it comes Spring I will try hatching them if people have got these hybrids and it is actually a possibility.
     
  2. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Being only a little over a year into the chicken thing, I am not familiar with a Warren. Can you describe for those of us not familiar?

    Edit: Ok, I just looked it up. They are a red sexlink. Glad I have increased my IQ today [​IMG]! Now what was the question. Oh yeah, yes the eggs would be fertile and the pullets should be very good layers.
     
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  3. 1cock2hens

    1cock2hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Warren= commercial brown layer// a production hybrid
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, it's possible.

    You might not have the best fertility rate, but you should be able to hatch out some chicks.

    Bummer is, that pretty mille fleur pattern on your male is recessive, so the chicks won't get that white speckling that makes him so showy. Your chicks will be basically red, with probably some white from the Warren hens.
     
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    I think Warrens are some type of production breed. Another type of RSL, I believe. All chickens can have offspring with other chickens, regardless of breed.
     
  6. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Oops, posted before I saw yours. [​IMG]
     
  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fertility is very possible. But to increase the chances I'd trim the feathers below the roosters vent, feathers often get in the way in the fluffier breeds.
     
  8. Olivers poultry

    Olivers poultry Just Hatched

    That's a shame that it's recessive , I think I'd probubly get a smaller red warren with fluffy legs then. thanks for the help
     
  9. Olivers poultry

    Olivers poultry Just Hatched

    Right okay , I will trim his feathers when it comes Spring and hope for the best, thanks
     
  10. Olivers poultry

    Olivers poultry Just Hatched

    I yeah , I thought they would be able to all have offspring with eachother I just thought that the rooster would be to small and also what the offspring would look like, Thankyou for the help
     

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