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sterile roo?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by laughingllama75, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will post this here, as suggested by another forum member. I had it in the eggs/incubating section. And thanks to everyone who replied to me there! [​IMG]

    I have a trio of silver sebrights, and they were hatched in july of 07. They are all together, and the roo doesn't act like my other roo's yet....no calling his girls, offering them tasty tidbits, etc. I have to laugh when he crows.......it sounds like somemone blowing a kazoo.....:eek:
    I just set a dozen eggs and candled them on day 10....nothing there, just normal unfert. egg. Could he be sterile, or is he just not mature enough to breed or ???? Anyone? Thanks,
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Could be either of those. Some breeds, especially bantam breeds, don't have real good fertility until the weather warms. Don't know where you are so don't know if this could be a factor.
    You might try seperating him from the females and only putting them together every 3 days or so. If he's fertile & starts to mate that's often enough to ensure fertility.
    Many strains of Sebriights have notoriously poor fertility.
    Good Luck
     
  3. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try seperating them like suggested. I have an area where he cant see the girls, so maybe that will do it. If not, I will wait till warmer weather (we have been cold, I'm in NH). If he does not do "something" by june, I will look for another roo,. Thanks for all the tips everyone! [​IMG]
     

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