Red star chickens fertibiltity

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by woogie g3, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am getting some red stars in the spring...i was told that even if you have a rooster that there infertile. like you can incubate them and nothing happens.....is this really true i cant seem to believe it
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    No they are not infertile, they are like any chicken if they are with a rooster that can fertilize the egg it would be very hatchable. They very likely got it mixed up in what they were saying, probably meant that they would not breed true to color or type.
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Thats a common mix up. You can breed your hens and hatch chicks from them. The thing is that you cant breed a Red Star hen to a Red Star roo, or any Sexlink to any Sexlink, and get Sexlink chicks, the sexlinkage only works in the first generation. But you can still hatch chicks from them.
     
  4. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the info...i just knew that didnt sound right...thanks!!!!
     

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